“It’s the perfect storm,” says Paul Bostrom, a physicist at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
“It was an earthquake.
It was a hurricane.
It’s a tornado.
It can be a tornado, a thunderstorm, and it can be an earthquake.”
“It all starts with the fact that the Earth’s magnetic field has shifted,” Bostom explains.
“Now, if the Earth were to have the same field, it would be able to generate tornadoes and hurricanes.
It also generates the Earths magnetic field, which, when it’s there, causes it to move.”
“This is a huge thing that can change how we live,” Bensai says.
“In the past, earthquakes and hurricanes and tornadoes have been the major impacts that have been felt by humans.
But now, it seems like a natural phenomenon that will happen all the time.
You can’t expect that to stay the same forever.”
“I don’t know that there will ever be another event like this,” says Tom O’Brien, a meteorologist at the Weather Channel in Minneapolis.
“I’ve never seen anything like this.
It looks like a meteorite is hitting the ground and going in the right direction.
It might actually hit us.”
“The question is, what will we do with the rubble and the debris?” says Bensain.
“If we’re all lucky, we might be able put a little bit of it back into the atmosphere.
But if there’s not much to put back in the atmosphere, how will we make any sense of it?
How will we understand the events?”
“It will be a long, slow process,” O’Brian agrees.
“A lot of people will think we’ve just thrown a rock at the Earth, but that’s not necessarily the case.
“This has to happen within the next year.” “
When you have this large event, you don’t have much time to put it together,” he adds.
“This has to happen within the next year.”
“A meteorite can cause a lot of damage, but there’s so much uncertainty in what can happen and when it can happen,” says O’Brienson.
“There are so many questions.
You have to wait for it to hit, and there’s a long way to go.
It will take a long time.”
“There’s been this theory that the event might be a meteoroid impact, which is a very dangerous event to humans,” says Bostomsons research assistant, Laura Gifford.
“But I don’t think it’s the case, so far as I know.”
The researchers are hopeful, though.
“That’s a very, very big question,” says Thomas Bensch, a scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
“What can we do to help prepare ourselves for what’s coming?”
“This could be a very significant event,” Bontsays.
“The possibility of the Earth changing magnetic fields is huge.
The question is: What do we do?
We have the right tools, the right equipment, and we have the technology to prepare. But I don