Melting ice caps slowing earth's spin

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Melting ice caps slowing earth's spin
By Catherine Griwkowsky, Edmonton Sun
First posted: Friday, December 11, 2015 06:38 PM EST | Updated: Friday, December 11, 2015 11:48 PM EST
As the glaciers melt, the world turns more slowly.
Scientists out of the University of Alberta Faculty of Science found a rise in sea levels isn’t the only effect of melting glaciers – the Earth’s mass has shifted from the poles to the equator. That - combined with changes in the earth’s core - account for longer days, according to research from physics professor Mathieu Dumberry.
“Over the past 3,000 years, the core of the Earth has been speeding up a little, and the mantle-crust on which we stand is slowing down,” said Dumberry, who is an expert in the Earth’s rotation.
In a century, the earth will rotate 1.7 milliseconds slower - a tiny amount, which adds up, Dumberry said.
The study – titled “Reconciling past changes in Earth’s rotation with 20th century global sea-level rise: Resolving Munk’s enigma” - was published in Science Advances on Friday.
Dumberry says his findings give more reasons for probing for answers deep within the planet.
The study also gives answers to where sea levels will be at the end of the century.
“This can help to better prepare coastal towns, for example, to cope with climate change,” says Dumberry. “We’re talking billions of dollars of infrastructure here.”
catherine.griwkowsky@sunmedia.ca
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U of A physics professor Mathieu Dumberry says a rise in sea levels isn’t the only effect of melting glaciers – the Earth’s mass has shifted from the poles to the equator. Photo supplied

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It must be spinning faster and faster then because only a fuctard Libtard Dem-dumb Gore-***** Obamie-Commie Sociliaist from the East believes that anything is melting, anywhere. You had better ask a real expert.

I wonder what the Walter has to say about this?
 

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Melting ice caps slowing earth's spin



Sorry, but I have to say that visit by Bullsh*t Man was well deserved. You really had that coming.
 
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wow, where sea level will be
(it will be at the top of the sea I guess)
and what computer climate / geophysical modeling models have proven correct so far?

our magnetic fields have reduced over a similar time frame...
maybe the motor is winding down a little too?
like motors do when you give em less electricity/magnetism

cause its all over the news the antarctic for sure is NOT considered to actually be shrinking
 

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wow, where sea level will be
(it will be at the top of the sea I guess)
and what computer climate / geophysical modeling models have proven correct so far?

our magnetic fields have reduced over a similar time frame...
maybe the motor is winding down a little too?
like motors do when you give em less electricity/magnetism

cause its all over the news the antarctic for sure is NOT considered to actually be shrinking

No matter what happens, you can be absolutely certain that Sea Level will be at the top of the sea.
 

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I like that; The Walter. Very cool.
Would The Walter also agree that when we are in a ice-age condition that has lowered the oceans by 500 ft that the ice at the poles would allow the earth's spin to increase based on the same physics that a figure skater uses to increase the speed of their spin.
 

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pure bs. First of all the subarctic ice shelves have been advancing for years. The northern ice pack has reformed after a cyclical ebb and flow spanning something in the order of 150 years. Nothing is melting.

It all a lie. The more obvious the fraud of AGW has become, as prediction after prediction fails, the more apocalyptic and desperate the message has become These pseudo scientific occult sorcerers are just pathetic.
 
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The reason for the slowing down of the Earth spinning is because of the deprivation of the Earth of its internal heat; the heat in its core is gradually decreasing until it will be cold enough that the earth will stop its axial spinning.

At that time the earth will be like the Moon now having a cold core. At that time the Earth will be like Moon now: will not spin around its axis, but will keep circling around the sun with one face confronting the sun, the other face will be in a perpetual night, like the unseen face of the Moon.

But the Moon is different, because it circles around the earth not around the sun .. therefore, it will have day and night in spite of its standstill from its axial rotation.

The halting of the earth from spinning around itself will be gradual: the day and night will be longer gradually, until ten nights will come the length of each is three months ... then after these ten nights ... the earth will stop its axial rotation when the remaining heat in its core will not be sufficient to make it spin around its axis.

the second reason for its slowing, then stopping rotation around its axis, is the large amount of particles and meteorites that fall on it from the space

See the book The Universe and the Quran on the web, then from the list of Contents, choose: The standstill of the earth

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Earth's shape (oblate spheroid, or slightly flattened sphere, if you prefer) always has fluctuated and the rotation has been slowing down for millions of years and will continue to slow down (barring collision) until the sun goes from white dwarf to supernova.
Besides, The tangential velocity of a point on a surface is proportional to its distance from the center of rotation. IOW, more stuff at the equator increases Earth's oblateness which increases the the equator's distance from the center of the Earth. It is basic physics that I think this professor is forgetting.

Besides, the gerbil running inside the Earth was replaced only a couple months ago. This new critter is faster than the aged one it replaced.

The reason for the slowing down of the Earth spinning is because of the deprivation of the Earth of its internal heat; the heat in its core is gradually decreasing until it will be cold enough that the earth will stop its axial spinning.

At that time the earth will be like the Moon now having a cold core. At that time the Earth will be like Moon now: will not spin around its axis, but will keep circling around the sun with one face confronting the sun, the other face will be in a perpetual night, like the unseen face of the Moon.

But the Moon is different, because it circles around the earth not around the sun .. therefore, it will have day and night in spite of its standstill from its axial rotation.

The halting of the earth from spinning around itself will be gradual: the day and night will be longer gradually, until ten nights will come the length of each is three months ... then after these ten nights ... the earth will stop its axial rotation when the remaining heat in its core will not be sufficient to make it spin around its axis.

the second reason for its slowing, then stopping rotation around its axis, is the large amount of particles and meteorites that fall on it from the space

See the book The Universe and the Quran on the web, then from the list of Contents, choose: The standstill of the earth

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That is a good robot, ignore the science and stick to your book of bullshyte.

Earth's shape (oblate spheroid, or slightly flattened sphere, if you prefer) always has fluctuated and the rotation has been slowing down for millions of years and will continue to slow down (barring collision) until the sun goes from white dwarf to supernova.
Sorry, that should have been "AXIAL rotation".
Surface velocity fluctuates.
 

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It's the sun. A more or less regular solar minimum. There is no cause whatever for attempted physics of the suggested impossible magnitude favoured by the ignorant gullible masses who have been stampeded over the cliff of lunacy.
 

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Our position in the galactic power grid has shifted a bit and there's a barely noticable drop in current supply to the big annode in the sky. There's is nothing wrong with the planet.
 

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At that time the earth will be like the Moon now having a cold core. At that time the Earth will be like Moon now: will not spin around its axis, but will keep circling around the sun with one face confronting the sun, the other face will be in a perpetual night, like the unseen face of the Moon.


I know this has been pointed out to you in the past, dumba$$, but the moon does rotate on it's axis. That is why it shows the same face to earth.

Does the Moon Rotate?
 

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The whole article starts with a guy name Dumberry what a way to give an intellectual opinion
The earth has probably sped up and slowed down a number of times in its history.
Ice caps melted before too Here in Kelowna where I live was in fact under ice 12 to 15 million
years ago. If they didn't melt where did they go. this doom and gloom stuff will sell more
fridges though