Articles in Pole Shift
The Sahara desert used to be fertile – and that’s in modern history…
Meanwhile camels used to live within the Arctic Circle, and hippos swam in English rivers.
Not quite on the same scale of time (unless you believe in recent crustal displacements), but down at the South Pole there once was a river:
The above map shows what Antarctica would look like if you removed the two miles (deep) of ice sitting above it. Underneath the Lambert Glacier is a river. And it is a big river – remember this is a map of a continent!
Full story at the Daily Mail.
For me this is one of the most powerful pieces of evidence, in that it causes people to think:
Once upon a time, and not too long ago, hippopotami waded English rivers.
Hippos are from Africa, and African weather reaches the United Kingdom only a couple of times per year….
Pretty much there are only two valid reasons for hippos living historically in the British Isles:
1) Climate was much warmer
2) Hippos adjusted to cold weather for a while….
According to the Daily Mail:
1.8 million years ago, giant hippos were a common sight across Europe – even making it to the Norfolk Broads.
So, did the U.K. have a sudden balmy spell, or were hippos deposited by alien spacecraft? Whatever the answer is, it is not “things carry on the same for tens of thousands of years”…
If you ask me What could an ancient civilisation have predicted for Dec 21, 2012?, then my answer is a comet, either flying by or crashing into us, or a solar storm. If you take the predictive element out of the 2012 equation, my best guess is a magnetic pole shift, or crustal displacement, or both. Here’s an overview of my hypothesis, including some recent science news.
Magnetic Pole Shift
Scientists tell us that our magnetic poles have reversed in the past, and that they will again. They don’t really know how the process works, and are unable to predict the next reversal. They have been telling us that the process takes hundreds or thousands of years. Recent studies have shown that it can happen in the space of weeks or months, and I suggest it can happen overnight.
If a reversal involves a dramatic lessening of our geomagnetic field’s strength, then basically …
Our Sun operates on a cycle that takes roughly 11 years to complete. While the key indicator for when the cycle is at its peak is the number of sun spots, the root cause is the reversal of the Sun’s magnetic poles. And for some reason that scientists cannot explain, the Sun’s poles are currently out of step with each other:
“Right now, there’s an imbalance between the north and the south poles,” Jonathan Cirtain, NASA’s project scientist for a Japanese solar mission called Hinode, in a recent article on NASA’s website. “The north is already in transition, well ahead of the south pole, and we don’t understand why.”
Further, the asymmetrically reversing solar magnetic field could have an effect on Earth, resulting in increased solar flares and the accompanying bursts of radioactive particles called “coronal mass ejections,” or CMEs, that can hit Earth and cause brilliant Northern Lights displays and problematic geomagnetic solar storms, …
This is great fodder for Ancient Astronaut theorists. Over in China is a pyramid that has iron pipes within it, and heaps of pipes laying about outside. Like many such mysteries, the pipes could actually be naturally occurring – and Wikipedia cites similar, natural examples. But combined with a pyramid, that’s interesting!
According to Skeptoid, they are fossilized trees, and this seems to ring true (pardon the tree pun)
Seems that the beautiful theory that either Hipparchus or Archimedes designed the Antikythera device is wrong. The way it works suggests that the concept comes from the Babylonians / Sumerians. Increasingly they are looking like the fulcrum of ancient knowledge…
Speaking of fossilized trees, adding to the body of evidence for an ancient crustal displacement (aka pole shift) is another forest found in the Arctic, where it could not possibly have grown today.
It has become a common feature when the media reports major earthquakes these days – our planet slowed down and was knocked off its axis. While it sounds dramatic, the numbers are minuscule and make no difference in the greater scheme of things:
NASA geophysicist Richard Gross said that the recent Chilean earthquake “sped up the rotation of the earth enough to shorten the day by an estimated 1.26 millionths of a second”, and moved the Earth’s axis by 8 centimetres. And that the 2004 Sumatra quake, which generated the Boxing Day tsunami, would have shortened every day by 6.8 microseconds, with a 5 or 6 centimetre movement.
And now Japan’s megaquake:
The earthquake moved Honshu 2.4 m (7.9 ft) east and shifted the Earth on its axis by almost 10 cm (3.9 in).
These movements, on their own, a curiosity at best. But what if we have multiple huge quakes at once? I’m …
I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed for a documentary regarding a pole shift in 2012. The title is a little misleading, 2012 – Countdown to Armageddon, but hopefully will encourage many people to listen to the science behind the pole shift scenario. I’m in the preview below, if you want to check out my accent and our fireplace.
The documentary screens on National Geographic channel this Sunday at 8pm, USA only at this stage.
Found at Yahoo Movies:
So how does Roland Emmerich end the world in his upcoming epic “2012”? “Pole reversal,” he said in an interview this week. “All kinds of stuff going on. But it’s basically major earthquakes and volcano eruptions which kind of cause this global flood.”
“We found this obscure theory of ‘Earth crust displacement,’ written in the ’50s by someone called Professor Hapgood. Albert Einstein wrote the foreword to his book. It pretty much [says] every X number of years the whole Earth’s crust shifts, all together. We thought that that was a great underlining theory that can explain why there can be a flood.”
And what is the director going to do in preparation for that fated date? When asked he said, “I’m a pretty down to earth guy. Even [though] I made movies about aliens, I don’t believe in aliens. And I don’t believe that the world will come …
I’ve been puzzled by this for a long time. On the one hand Charles Hapgood (endorsed by Einstein) gave us the crustal displacement theory (aka pole shift), and found some ancient maps that showed an Antarctica without ice. On the other hand, orthodox science tells us there is plenty of evidence (such as ice cores) that tell us the ice has been there a very long time. And that the trees found buried there were from millions of years ago.
Now we have this from Discover magazine, regarding a recently discovered mountain range deep beneath the ice:
…researchers expected to see a plateau formation, indicating that the peaks had been worn down over millennia. Instead, says researcher Robin Bell: “They are incredibly rough mountains — they look like alligators’ teeth”.
“The surprising thing was that not only is this mountain range the size of the Alps, but it looks quite similar to the …
The phrase “blame it on the weather” takes new meaning in light of research suggesting that regional climate may very well have been responsible for the evolution of lifestyle, culture and even religion in the Middle East.
So says a Discovery.com news item that states that the Middle East, between 11,000 and 10,300 years ago, experienced a period of climate change, becoming colder and more arid. And consequently this created a cultural split between those who went on to live in the new desert, and those who lived in more fertile regions. These cultural differences can be traced back genetically.
Could it be that rather than just “blame it on the weather”, we can theorise that a pole shift was the cause of the major climate change, and that such a cataclysm would have been an additional factor in the emergence of different cultures.
This news item at Physical Review Focus:
An asphalt roadway will crack after thousands of trucks pass, even if none is especially heavy. Engineers have long observed that the number of repeated stress cycles before failure is mathematically related to the stress in each cycle. Now in the 7 March Physical Review Letters theorists relate this law to accumulating damage at the microscale.
…Under steady and prolonged stress, microscopic fibers constantly break as they reach their individual damage thresholds, so the material’s lifetime is directly connected with the way in which damage accumulates over time.
…reminded me of the pole shift theory of James Bowles:
If enough tension is happening within our planet, and it is constant, then one day something must give, slip or break. Everything that suffers stress will eventually crack. In our planet’s case it would be the semi-plastic attachment of the crust to the asthenosphere. The …
The most famous proponent of the “ice cap = pole shift” theory was Charles Hapgood, who in his 1958 book The Earth’s Shifting Crust:
“speculated that the ice mass at one or both poles over-accumulates and destabilizes the earth’s rotational balance, causing slippage of all or much of earth’s outer crust around the earth’s core”
In his 1970 update he changed his mind, and decided that the ice caps could not be the cause, and suggested an unknown internal mechanism of the Earth was responsible.
Ultimately it was a case of the ice caps being too tiny relative to the size and surface of the Earth to make a difference. In fact the relative weights are more akin to a speck of dust on an automobile tyre than anything more serious – and the Antarctic icecap weighs less than one millionth of the entire planet. In these terms the layman can understand why …