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Global warming could change Earth's tilt

August 22, 2009 | Comment icon 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 | Comments (23)


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Comment icon #14 Posted by TRUEYOUTRUEME 13 years ago
Congrats on being completely wrong. Thanks. I do make mistakes some times ya know. I guess I was just confused by how sometimes everything that happens in the world seems to have a way of being claimed that global warming is the cause of it. If it cools it is caused by warming. If it warms it is global warming. It just never seems to end with this nutto theory.... I should of just left well enough alone probally. Dont blame me though please blame global warming instead.
Comment icon #15 Posted by TRUEYOUTRUEME 13 years ago
OK, stop right there. By "the article" I assume you actually mean "The scientific article the New Scientist article discusses". I also assume you've reviewed it extensively. I also assume you'll review it if you haven't already before posting again. Here's the citation: Landerer, F. W., Jungclaus, J. H., Marotzke, J., 2009: Long-term polar motion excited by ocean thermal expansion, Geophys. Res. Lett. - under review. This is a New Scientist summary of an article that appeared in a prestigious science journal. Please discuss this, and not this summary. And, of course it doesn't mention it. It h... [More]
Comment icon #16 Posted by SQLserver 13 years ago
You are accusing me of not discusing the article properly and scientifically No. I am accusing you of not addressing the actual paper AT ALL(This means in any way, shape, or form. I doubt you even knew of its existence before I informed you of it), and dismissing it out of hand without even reviewing it. I do currently not have to post any scientific data; the data which I currently support is presented in the scientific paper.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Ginger 13 years ago
Thanks. I do make mistakes some times ya know. I guess I was just confused by how sometimes everything that happens in the world seems to have a way of being claimed that global warming is the cause of it. If it cools it is caused by warming. If it warms it is global warming. It just never seems to end with this nutto theory.... I should of just left well enough alone probally. Dont blame me though please blame global warming instead. It's fine, SQLserver had a great post. The misconception is normally because of the source of the material. You just have to be a bit more careful about what you... [More]
Comment icon #18 Posted by Mattshark 13 years ago
Yea if it gets warmer then it is global warming and if it gets cooler then it is global warming too. How convient. Unbelievable. And you are lecturing me that I have no business discussing this? Hilarious. Maybe you should learn to understand the science because short term is all meaningless. Do you even understand how climate works? How ocean currents affect it and how their altering can lead to area's receiving much warmer or much colder climates? You simply don't know what you are talking about.
Comment icon #19 Posted by www375 13 years ago
OK, stop right there. By "the article" I assume you actually mean "The scientific article the New Scientist article discusses". I also assume you've reviewed it extensively. I also assume you'll review it if you haven't already before posting again. Here's the citation: Landerer, F. W., Jungclaus, J. H., Marotzke, J., 2009: Long-term polar motion excited by ocean thermal expansion, Geophys. Res. Lett. - under review. This is a New Scientist summary of an article that appeared in a prestigious science journal. Please discuss this, and not this summary. And, of course it doesn't mention it. It h... [More]
Comment icon #20 Posted by SQLserver 13 years ago
And you sir, with no due respect, are an ***. Thanks for the intelligent and meaningful contribution to the discussion, man. Additionally, nice quote tags.
Comment icon #21 Posted by www375 13 years ago
Thanks for the intelligent and meaningful contribution to the discussion, man. Additionally, nice quote tags. Hurt to the core! You insulted my quote tags! You really ARE Mr. Perfect................
Comment icon #22 Posted by Mattshark 13 years ago
Hurt to the core! You insulted my quote tags! You really ARE Mr. Perfect................ Do you have any plans to make a meaningful contribution? SQL's point are well made and valid. What reason do you have for the ad hom? If you disagree with anything why not just say?
Comment icon #23 Posted by KidInTheHall 13 years ago
Weird I was just watching a show about the great barrier reefs and they stated from what I recall that the Earth's tilt was off by about 1 degree and that caused the Ice Age? I don't know if that's correct or if I'm remembering it wrong. I have no degree but I was just curious if they consider this like a defense mechanism of the Earth, to tilt to a degree that would allow the Earth to stop warming. Again I could be completely off about this so please be gentle.


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