Scientists warn that if an unexpected change in the Earth's magnetic field occurs, as has happened more than once in the ancient past, this will lead to a complete collapse of the global economy.
The magnetic field plays a very important role. It protects all life on the planet from solar radiation, and also keeps the south and north in those places where they should be.
Recently, experts have begun to actively prepare for the fact that an unexpected change in magnetic poles can occur at any time. This phenomenon is considered quite normal and occurs approximately every 200-300 thousand years.
41 thousand years ago, the poles already began to change places, but this process was temporary and did not end. The last change in the magnetic field took place 780 thousand years ago, which means that next time the process can begin at any time.
Many scientists warn that the next coup could have disastrous consequences for all of humanity.
In a weak electromagnetic field, radiation from space can make some regions of the Earth uninhabitable and lead to the extinction of entire species.
But first, we may have problems with sensitive orbiting satellites, with all the stations that monitor the electrical grid, and an uncontrolled power outage may occur - "a series of domino blackouts that can last for decades." As a result, there will be no benefit from navigation applications and satellites, nor will there be electricity, which is very important for humanity.
The reversal of the poles can destroy everything electronic, including appliances, satellites, wireless devices, and electrical grids that make these items work.
We recklessly built the critical infrastructure of our civilization at a time when the planet's magnetic field was relatively strong, disregarding its tendency to constant upheavals.
And this is only a small part of the consequences that will greatly change the life of mankind.