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Dixon Stoddard

Climate Change Is Messing with Earth’s Axis

In this article, scientists look at how the axis the world spins on is being changed by climate change. This phenomenon as been observed for the last 130 years, and is caused by our climate and the weight distribution around the globe. The problem now is that since 2000 the ice sheets all over the world have been loosing tons of ice each year. The greenland ice sheet alone has lost on average 278 gigatons each year. The problem with this is that it messes up astrological data, and it messes up GPS’s. It also highlights the greater impact that climate change has on our daily lives.

Before 2000, Earth's spin axis was drifting toward Canada (left globe). Climate change-driven ice loss in Greenland, Antarctica and elsewhere is pulling the direction of drift eastward.

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