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originally posted by: SlapMonkey
I could be majorly incorrect here, but from what I understand, a 75-degree shift in Earth's axis would take a MAJOR impact from an external source, otherwise our nice little blue-green ball, which is already in motion and influenced by the same forces that it always has been (at least for historical purposes) would stay in that same motion--it's pretty much a fundamental law of motion, is it not?
originally posted by: starwarsisreal
Didn't the Illuminati Card game featured Combined Disasters where it shows what happens when the poles shift?
originally posted by: St Udio
in my mind, the connecting of dots goes like this....
the Earth is under some sort of stress which is messing with the Earth Mantle and possibly the outer core...
the Mantle convections currents are causing most every long dormant volcano to erupt with lava or ash/gas clouds all around the globe
it is pretty clear that the Earth molten mantle is unbalanced, because the overheated mantle is escaping mostly in the Ring-of-Fire on the edges of the Pacific....
therefore the imbalance of mantle below the crust, and the lava on the surface is the cause of the Axis tilt changing... as a result of the Earths center-of-gravity changing ever-so-much
what is interesting about the Axis tilt changing even a smidgen is that the Earths' past 'tilt-of-Axis' was 23.5 degrees
which translates to 66.5 degrees from the Perpendicular
a move of the Axil tilt to 23.4 degrees will result in the Earth tilted at 66.6 degrees to the Perpendicular
(Ah Ha---- the dreaded "666" pops up again )
here's a visual aide:
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: galien8
First article is bit confusing however, for me as a layman, because it says that the axis tilted already 75 degrees and the North Pole is already in Africa where it would be now severe cold and have the "pole night". However same article also says a shift of only about 2 meter in 15 years or so.
The article does not say that the axis has tilted 75º, it says that since the year 2000, its direction of drift has changed by 75º from its long term direction of drift. That drift is very, very, very slow.
If you are talking about Figure 5, you are misunderstanding what is being shown. The chart represents the influences on polar motion as vectors. The lengths of the lines do not represent distances, they represent the magnitude of each influence. The blue line is the summation of the contributions to wander provided by the various mass redistribution factors (like melting ice) discussed in the article.
originally posted by: soficrow
a reply to: galien8
Your articles are mainly about the poles, not the axis - Are you confusing the magnetic poles with the Earth's axis?
Climate-driven polar motion: 2003–2015
Surendra Adhikari* and Erik R. Ivins
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Science Advances 08 Apr 2016:
Vol. 2, no. 4, e1501693
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Earth’s spin axis has been wandering along the Greenwich meridian since about 2000, representing a 75° eastward shift from its long-term drift direction. The past 115 years have seen unequivocal evidence for a quasi-decadal periodicity, and these motions persist thro