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Global warming could change Earth's tilt
August 22, 2009 | 23 comments
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It is thought that global warming could cause the Earth's axis to tilt significantly within the next hundred years, with the rebound from melting ice sheets and the rise in sea levels both contributing to changes in the planet's tilt.
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."
Source: New Scientist
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