As the field weakens, Earth could be zapped by cancerous radiation, says this article on express.com.
That same radiation could also lead to evolutionary leaps, as I discuss in Magnetic Reversals and Evolutionary Leaps.
A European Space Agency mission has concluded the Earth’s magnetosphere – which prevents solar winds and radiation from reaching Earth and is our only defense against the radiation blasting out from solar storms – is losing strength.
Researchers have warned if it weakens further or were completely eroded away, radiation levels reaching our planet’s surface would double – leading to a huge spike in deaths from skin cancer.
Meanwhile, a group of Danish researchers found the Earth’s weather is being significantly affected by changes to the planet’s magnetic field.
They said changes in cosmic ray levels hitting our atmosphere affected the amount of cloud cover.
Thanks to Mark McHart and Don Brown for this link