Geomagnetic Disturbances and Cardiovascular Mortality Risk

Short-term geomagnetic disturbances driven by solar activity have been linked to a broad range of adverse health effects. Carolina Leticia Zilli Vieira In this blog, author Carolina Leticia Zilli Vieira discusses her recent article, published in Environmental Health, which looks at the effects of GMD on cardiovascular diseases, myocardial infarction, and stroke in 263 U.S. Cities. Daily geomagnetic disturbances, or geomagnetic storms, are temporary distortions in the Earth’s magnetic fiel...
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Will Geomagnetic Reversal Effects Cause a Worldwide Blackout?

Geomagnetic reversal effects are natural and spectacular, but they could also destroy the world as we know it. ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY NORTHROP GRUMAN While that may sound dramatic, renowned science journalist Alanna Mitchell’s book “The Spinning Magnet“ revealed that the next time Earth’s magnetic field flips, it could seriously damage the electric infrastructure that defines our modern civilization. What is an Electromagnetic Field? While magnetism is fascinating, it has also been histor...
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Earth Hit by Largest Solar Storm since 2005

The Earth is being battered by a huge solar storm, which could disrupt the power grid and GPS as well as letting people see beautiful auroras. A potent blast of magnetic plasma shot out of the sun on Sunday, travelling faster than usual, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It brought with it the biggest solar storm at least since March, and perhaps since September 2005. The solar weather brought with it aurora — spectacular lights...
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