Chapter 6

Relating Extreme Weather to Wandering Magnetic Poles

Responding to wandering magnetic poles, these stratospheric events (Figs 26 & 27) affect the troposphere in which human lives encounter extreme weather. Compare these satellite maps to human activity on one of those extreme days, February 15, 2015, illustrating how intimately related are humans and the stratosphere (Figs 28, 29, 30 & 31).

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Fig 28. Photograph from the snowiest month in Boston’s history. Boston, MA, February 15, 2015, credit Reuters/Brian Snyder.

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Fig 29. Reuters Headline story from Boston, MA, on February 15, 2015. Reported by Elizabeth Barber and Brian Snyder, Reuters. Available. URL
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Fig 30. Boston Globe reports Boston’s snowiest month on record. Reported by Jennifer Smith and Jeremy C. Fox, Globe Correspondents, Boston, MA, February 15, 2015. Available URL:

Meanwhile, a warm Ferrel Cell was drying out California and Texas (Fig 31):

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Fig 31. United States Drought monitor map on February 24, 2015. Exceptional drought conditions over southwestern United States coincident with persistent Ferrel Cell loop (Fig 26). USDA, author: Richard Helm, NCDC/NOAA. Available but possibly contaminated URL

In the available records of the near past there is a possible correlation of temperature change to wanderings of the North Magnetic Pole (Fig 31a and 31b).

Fig 31a.  Temperature change over the last 1100 years.  From a book by Hubert H. Lamb, 2002, Climate, History and the Modern World.

Fig 31b.  Modeled prior positions of the North Magnetic Pole.  Truls Lynne Hansen, 1996, Ultima Thule, Ravnetrykk no. 7, University of Tromso.


Appreciating the Effect of Rapidly Wandering Magnetic Poles Upon Global Climate Change and Human Response

The South Magnetic Pole currently is moving northwestward at 10-15 km. per year [20]. It probably will continue its northward movement during our lifetimes, drawing paramagnetic oxygen away from Antarctica and attenuating the southern Rossby wave loops. The Ozone Hole will get larger and more vulnerable to chemical attack regardless of human efforts. If we are to protect the Ozone Hole, chemical regulations and the Montreal Protocol should be observed even more stringently [22].  The Antarctic sea ice should be able to fill its normal winter expanse if we can control the global carbon dioxide level.  Antarctic glaciation should remain relatively stable.The Ozone Hole will get larger and more vulnerable to chemical attack regardless of human efforts.

The North Magnetic Pole is moving toward Siberia in 2015 at 55-60 km. per year [20]. Its velocity has increased dramatically over the past three decades (Fig 32). The magnetic pole has been going toward the rotational pole and probably is reponsible for elongating the northern Rossby wave patterns and exacerbating extreme weather changes, glacial melting, and global warming caused by manmade CO2.  The glacier on Greenland is especially threatened.  The carbon dioxide spike (Fig 32a) needs to be curtailed and brought back to levels common in geologic history. As the magnetic pole passes the North Pole, the climate response should reverse itself. The scientific community needs to study how the wandering magnetic pole affects the weather, and thus be more likely to compose climate models and recommend human responses that reflect the changing reality imposed by a major geologic factor, the magnetic field of the earth.

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Fig 32. Magnetic north pole shift over the past 420 years, km per year. Rapid pole shift during the past thirty years may be causing extreme weather changes in the northern hemisphere. NOAA data plotted, Modern Survival Blog. Available URL


See caption.

Fig 32a.  This graph shows how carbon dioxide and temperature have risen and fallen together in Antarctica over the past 400,000 years.

These carbon dioxide and temperature curves appear more or less parallel and simultaneous (Fig 32a).  The recent global warming intensity is tied to the recent abrupt rise in anthropogenic carbon dioxide.  Periodic triggering of interglacial warming events, however, is due to some other climate change forcing factor.  Every 100,000 years the glaciers melt.  The last three glacial periods increased from approximately 90K to 110K to 120K years.  Wandering magnetic poles are the most probable causative forcing factor.

Projecting the Current Rapid Rate of North Magnetic Pole Wandering and Its Effect Upon Future Climate Change in the Northern Hemisphere

The North Magnetic Dip Pole movement map 1900-2015 (Fig 13) shows an almost straight line from approximately 71 degrees N, 96 degrees W in Canada, to 86 degrees N, 159 degrees W near the North Pole.  This line fits quite well on the magnetic force field map of the North Magnetic Pole (Fig 14).  If the wandering pole continues along this convergence line of the force field at an average rate for another 115 years, the North Magnetic Pole could lie near 74 degrees N, 106 degrees E, northeast of Noril’sk along the edge of the cold Siberian land mass (Fig 33).  Each year the warm Ferrel Cells will have encroached less and less on the polar bears’ domain in Arctic Ocean.  Arctic sea ice will have thickened during the dark winters above the Arctic Circle.  A polar vortex would be forming over the land.  Continental glaciation may have returned.  Anthropogenic carbon dioxide excesses may have been curtailed…

If the pole were to wander past the axial North Pole for one hundred years at the current 2015 rapid rate, it could reach near 44 degrees N, 97 degrees E, into Mongolia.  Even if the North Magnetic Pole only wanders to the Trans-Siberian Railway west of Irkutsk, this extended southerly polar movement would  pull cold paramagnetic oxygen away from the Arctic and into a strong polar vortex mixing with warm Ferrel Cells and converting oxygen into a stratospheric ozone croissant.  Such movement probably would decrease temperatures enough for a northern Ozone Hole.  The weather associated with the vortex would pile up snow and initiate continental glaciation.  The Paramagnetic Oxygen Transport climate driver would have forced another Quaternary ice age.

Fig 33. NASA map of Siberia.  This shows the general location for the North Magnetic Pole one hundred years from now, the beginning of continental glaciation.


We will need our fossil fuels in the future, another reason for limiting carbon dioxide production.

Read More in Chapter 7…


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