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Everybody Dies TM!
By Professor dy/dx

Here is a great book for all the cosmic nihilists out there:

“Spoiler Alert: Everybody DiesTM: The Lighter Side of Global Annihilation,” by David Consiglio, collects most of his replies to questions at from the Quora site. Questions that keep most of us awake at night, such as:

What would happen if the Earth was hit by a fish the size of Pluto?

What would happen if the sun turned into a tennis ball for a second?

And so on. The answer is, as always: everybody dies. Don’t you just love happy endings, something physics excels in providing?

Speaking about dying, plenty of this is happening in nutrient-enriched Italy:

Three cheers for the coming pandemics and plagues to dwarf those of the Bible, and zombie fiction:

There is also a serious threat of polar reversal, which will fry the grid, plunge us back to 1800, and give everybody delicious cancers. The good times never end. Everybody dies.

“The Earth’s magnetic field protects our planet from dangerous solar and cosmic rays, like a giant shield. As the poles switch places (or try to), that shield is weakened; scientists estimate that it could waste away to as little as a tenth of its usual force. The shield could be compromised for centuries while the poles move, allowing malevolent radiation closer to the surface of the planet for that whole time. Already, changes within the Earth have weakened the field over the South Atlantic so much that satellites exposed to the resulting radiation have experienced memory failure.

That radiation isn’t hitting the surface yet. But at some point, when the magnetic field has dwindled enough, it could be a different story. Daniel Baker, director of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, one of the world’s experts on how cosmic radiation affects the Earth, fears that parts of the planet will become uninhabitable during a reversal. The dangers: devastating streams of particles from the sun, galactic cosmic rays, and enhanced ultraviolet B rays from a radiation-damaged ozone layer, to name just a few of the invisible forces that could harm or kill living creatures.

How bad could it be? Scientists have never established a link between previous pole reversals and catastrophes like mass extinctions. But the world of today is not the world of 780,000 years ago, when the poles last reversed, or even 40,000 years ago, when they tried to. Today, there are nearly 7.6 billion people on Earth, twice as many as in 1970. We have drastically changed the chemistry of the atmosphere and the ocean with our activities, impairing the life support system of the planet. Humans have built huge cities, industries and networks of roads, slicing up access to safer living spaces for many other creatures. We have pushed perhaps a third of all known species toward extinction and have imperiled the habitats of many more. Add cosmic and ultraviolet radiation to this mix, and the consequences for life on Earth could be ruinous.

And the perils are not just biological. The vast cyber-electric cocoon that has become the central processing system of modern civilization is in grave danger. Solar energetic particles can rip through the sensitive miniature electronics of the growing number of satellites circling the Earth, badly damaging them. The satellite timing systems that govern electric grids would be likely to fail. The grid’s transformers could be torched en masse. Because grids are so tightly coupled with each other, failure would race across the globe, causing a domino run of blackouts that could last for decades.”

Best pretend that we know nothing about this, and have another whiskey and a good Cuban cigar, because…you know the catch line.

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Sam J.February 10, 2018 11:06 AM UTC

"...pole reversals and catastrophe..."

Oh boy have I got a link for you guys. This is the Magna Opus of extinction and pole reversal links. I read both these books from this guy. All of his books are seriously footnoted with scientific studies. He didn't just make this stuff up. It appears that magnetic shifts(where the field just wanders out of place for a while) and reversals happen fairly frequently if your talking geological time. Every time this happens it seems earthquakes ramp up to become more frequent and volcanoes start blasting like crazy. He has numerous examples. These are both great books but they'll scare the piss out of you. Unfortunately for us the magnetic field has DRASTICALLY fallen in the last 50 years or so and the position of the poles is moving, rapidly. SCREAM!!!!

I've speculated that this is related to Sun cycles. I mean really just exactly why do we have a magnetic field on earth??? They say it's because of the molten core but did you know that iron melted LOSES it's ability to have a magnetic field! The Sun has a vast electrostatic field around it. The "Electric Universe" guys talk a lot about this sort of thing. There are such things as electrostatic generators just like the common generator we use the electromagnet generator. I think this electrostatic field is more influential than we think. Anyways links.
AnonymousFebruary 8, 2018 3:02 AM UTC

Whether nihilists are right or not is irrelevant in the larger scheme of things. Demography being one of the more reliable social sciences, one can say with reasonable certainty that the religious will inherit the Earth. Atheists and agnostics forgot to have babies, so busy were they glued to Vanity Fair and Forbes. And so in a cruel Darwinian twist, their genetic patrimony will be forever lost. I'm sending off my subscription to Cigar Aficionado right away. Can't wait to read "25 Outstanding Cigars To Add To Your Humidor".