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Warming oceans could cause Earth's axis to tilt in the coming century, a new study suggests. The effect was previously thought to be negligible, but researchers now say the shift will be large enough that it should be taken into account when interpreting how the Earth wobbles.
climate change can also affect the Earth's spin. Previously, Landerer and colleagues showed that global warming would cause Earth's mass to be redistributed towards higher latitudes. Since that pulls mass closer to the planet's spin axis, it causes the planet to rotate faster – just as an ice skater spins faster when she pulls her arms towards her body.
The Earth spins on an axis that is tilted some 23.5° from the vertical. But this position is far from constant – the planet's axis is constantly shifting in response to changes in the distribution of mass around the Earth. "The Earth is like a spinning top, and if you put more mass on one side or other, the axis of rotation is going to shift slightly," says Felix Landerer of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
Originally posted by dallas18
the whole global warming / climate change lie is starting to sound more like a 2012 cover
Originally posted by Ex_MislTech
reply to post by ChemBreather
The one thing they do have factual evidence of is a 26 million year
recurring extinction, and they have dubbed it the nemesis theory.
Dark Star - The Nemesis star theory
Sounds a lot like Sitchin's Nibiru to me, just on a different time table.
[edit on 21-8-2009 by Ex_MislTech]
Originally posted by ChemBreather
reply to post by Ex_MislTech
It is all a freggn scam, Im tired of people NOT including the planetary changes, purposly leaving out the changes in the solar system to promot ManMade warming..... just sick ... imho ..