2012-01-20 12:31:24Myth about earth's magnetic field causing global warming
John Cook

john@skepticalscience...
124.186.107.58

Request about a myth we are yet to rebut:

I wanted to ask a question about the
http://www.earths-magnetic-field-and-how-it-reverses-and-more.com/
site. I see that the earth's magnetism is included in the "add article" drop-down menus; however, I don't see that your contributors have addressed this type of skepticism, or how to start a discussion about it. Please help me find out more or start a relevant discussion.

2012-01-20 12:45:50
KR

k-ryan@comcast...
68.34.93.62

Oh my. UFO level - don't give him a forum.

I suspect there are psychoactive medications that could be prescribed...

2012-01-20 12:47:25
KR

k-ryan@comcast...
68.34.93.62

Alexa Traffic Rank: 23,570,792 - again, not someone to be encouraged.

2012-01-29 15:47:29Second query re magnetic field
John Cook

john@skepticalscience...
121.215.212.33

Second request in as many weeks:

I have an acquaintance who insists that the warming is caused by the earth's magetic polarisation reversing - an argument I've failed to see in the denial literature - if that's the word for it. Have you come across this story? If so, how can I best debunk it?

2012-01-29 17:15:33
Glenn Tamblyn

glenn@thefoodgallery.com...
124.176.151.39

JC

"earth's magetic polarisation reversing.... If so, how can I best debunk it?"

With a compass. Is North still North?

2012-01-29 17:18:26
Alex C

coultera@umich...
67.149.101.148

Heh.  Weaker magnetic field (which is an effect of a pole shift, transiently anyways) implies more cosmic rays.  What do "skeptics" like to claim those do again?

2012-01-29 17:22:20
Alex C

coultera@umich...
67.149.101.148

Edit: Well, to better clarify what happens(<---).  I have heard that a pole shift would be accompanied by a slight reduction in the strength of the magnetic field, though don't have an immediate reference.  I don't think, though, that this needs addressing at all.