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“Climate change is causing the North Pole’s location to drift, owing to subtle changes in Earth’s rotation that result from the melting of glaciers and ice sheets.

Computer simulations had suggested that the melting of ice sheets and the consequent rise in sea level could affect the distribution of mass on the Earth’s surface. This would in turn cause the Earth’s axis to shift, an effect that has been confirmed by measurements of the positions of the poles.

Jianli Chen of the University of Texas at Austin and colleagues have shown that melting due to our greenhouse-gas emissions is making its own contribution to the shift. …”Ice melting and sea level change can explain 90 per cent of the [eastward shift],” says Chen. “The driving force for the sudden change is climate change.””

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24755-earths-poles-are-shifting-because-of-climate-change.html

Comments on: "Earth’s poles are shifting because of climate change" (1)

  1. This is nothing new to me. Many, many years ago I have talked about these coming events to many scientist, but no one would agree with me. The fact, that the poles at one time were countries with Magnolia trees etc., apparently didn’t have any impact on these scientist.
    “We have no proof about a former axle tilt…” they said. I was just laughing about the “Holy Grail” of science- but what’s new? Many other scientists have been laughing as well…

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