The climate crisis affects the circulation of time

According to a new study published in the journal Nature, the climate crisis has progressed so far It affects the shape and rotation of our planet, and even changes our perception of time.

“Enough ice has melted to raise sea levels enough to significantly affect the Earth's rotation rate,” Duncan Agnew, a geophysicist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and an author on the study, told Nature.


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No thanks necessary. Such a change in the Earth's rotation would not be catastrophic. However, this means that we will have to correct our time, which can be a problem for many computers.

Subtract seconds due to melting glaciers

People measure time in seconds, minutes, and hours, and these measurements are dictated by the Earth's rotation on its axis and the position of the sun in the sky, which is called solar time.

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