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Earth’s Magnetic Poles Show Signs They’re About to Flip—Exposing Humans to Radiation and Planet-Wide Blackouts
Historically, Earth’s North and South magnetic poles have flipped every 200,000 or 300,000 years—except right now, they haven’t flipped successfully for about 780,000 years. But the planet’s magnetic field is at long last showing signs of shifting. Although there’s no way to know yet for sure, it could be gearing up to flip once more, according to Undark Magazine. And that possibility is raising new speculation about what that means for planetary life.
Cosmic radiation expert Daniel Baker, director of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, believes that the next pole reversal could likely render some areas of the planet unlivable…
Since satellite grids are linked, once radiation eats through, more will follow, causing a cascading mass blackout, among other disasters…
By Kastalia Medrano Via Newsweek: Earth’s Magnetic Poles Show Signs, They’re About to Flip—Exposing Humans to Radiation and Planet-Wide Blackouts.
+And more from National Geographic: Earth’s Poles Will Eventually Flip, So What Then? – From animal migrations to human communications, a reversal of Earth’s magnetic poles could seriously mess with life as we know it.
+The Earth’s poles may be about to flip – and the consequences could be ‘dire’ – If a flip happens, it could knock out power grids, alter the climate, and expose us to solar winds that could puncture the ozone layer.
+A Magnetic Pole Shift Has Commenced – Both NASA and the University of Colorado say that the Earth is facing the real possibility that the North and South poles will flip. What does that mean?
The U.S. government is set to borrow nearly $1 trillion this year, an 84 percent jump from last year
It was another crazy news week, so it’s understandable if you missed a small but important announcement from the Treasury Department: The federal government is on track to borrow nearly $1 trillion this fiscal year — Trump’s first full year in charge of the budget.
That’s almost double what the government borrowed in the fiscal year 2017. It’s the highest amount of borrowing in six years, and a big jump from the $519 billion the federal government borrowed last year. America has a major economic problem looming.
Before taking office, Trump described himself as the “king of debt,” although he campaigned on reducing the national debt… (It’s easy to see that he is living up to at least part of that promise.)
As reported by By Heather Long in The Washington Post: The U.S. government is set to borrow nearly $1 trillion this year, an 84 percent jump from last year…
+David Haggith – I Bet My Blog on a 2018 Economic Collapse — 2018 Economic Predictions…
Prepare For The Imminent Economic Collapse 2018
+The world is moving toward a sovereign debt crisis because of too much debt and not enough growth. Insufficient productivity is the last nail in the coffin in terms of countries’ ability to deal with the debt. As reported in The Daily Reckoning: Where’s the Growth?
The CDC Is About to Fall Off a Funding Cliff
These FUNDING changes would make the world—and the United States—more vulnerable to a pandemic. “We’ll leave the field open to microbes,” says Tom Frieden, a former CDC director who now heads an initiative called Resolve to Save Lives. “The surveillance systems will die, so we won’t know if something happens. The lab networks won’t be built, so if something happens, we won’t know what it is. We can’t be safe if the world isn’t safe. You can’t pull up the drawbridge and expect viruses not to travel.”
As reported in The Atlantic: The CDC Is About to Fall Off a Funding Cliff...
Russia Develops ‘Doomsday’ Nuclear Torpedo Designed to Wipe Out U.S. Coastal Cities
Russia is developing a torpedo equipped with a nuclear warhead described as a “doomsday weapon” in a new Pentagon report.
Details of the new “Status 6” weapon were included in Friday’s Nuclear Posture Review. It is described as a “new intercontinental, nuclear-armed, nuclear-powered, undersea autonomous torpedo,” which could be deployed from beneath a submarine.
The torpedo could reportedly travel thousands of miles undetected underwater, before detonating and releasing radioactive fallout on U.S. coastal cities. (Is it real? No one seems to know for sure!)
As reported by Tom Porter in Newsweek: Russia Develops ‘Doomsday’ Nuclear Torpedo Designed to Wipe Out U.S. Coastal Cities…
There’s another bad virus going around that is not the flu
It looks like flu. It feels like flu. It even puts patients into the hospital like flu can. There’s another virus out there that could be adding to the seasonal misery, but it’s not being identified. The virus is called adenovirus, and it can cause very severe flu-like symptoms. It’s so risky that the U.S. military vaccinates recruits against two major strains.
As seen at NBC News: There’s another bad virus going around that is not the flu…
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