Climate Change's Unexpected Impact on Earth's Rotation - Deepstash
Climate Change's Unexpected Impact on Earth's Rotation

Climate Change's Unexpected Impact on Earth's Rotation

The melting of polar ice due to climate change is slowing down the Earth's rotation. This significant change could lead to a "negative leap second" being subtracted from atomic clocks to keep them aligned with the planet's rotation. This marks the first time human-induced climate change has measurably affected the Earth's rotation.

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