It’s all over but th…
It’s all over but the blaming of this on Bush.

Earth’s north magnetic pole is drifting away from North America and toward Siberia at such a clip that Alaska might lose its spectacular Northern Lights in the next 50 years, scientists said Thursday. Despite accelerated movement over the past century, the possibility that Earth’s modestly fading magnetic field will collapse is remote. But the shift could mean Alaska may no longer see the sky lights known as auroras, which might then be more visible in more southerly areas of Siberia and Europe.

And it doesn’t really matter that…

“This may be part of a normal oscillation and it will eventually migrate back toward Canada,” Joseph Stoner, a paleomagnetist at Oregon State University, said Thursday at an American Geophysical Union meeting.

After all, the strength of the recent hurricane season was part of a well-known oscillation–the highs and lows of hurricane activity–but it’s not stopping environmental extremists from blaming Bush for it. The magnetic pole issue seems right up their alley.

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