42,000 years ago Earth experienced "end of days" with mass extinctions

A reversal in Earth's magnetic field 42,000 years ago triggered climate catastrophes and mass extinctions. Can the field flip again?

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  • The Earth's magnetic field flipped about 42,000 years ago.
  • This reversal caused major climate changes, electrical storms, and mass extinction of life.
  • The so-called "Adams Event" also may have led to the demise of the Neanderthals and remarkable cave art.
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