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Human-Driven Climate Change Is Literally Making Earth ‘Wobble’

By Motherboard

As the planet warms, ice loss at the poles—especially in Greenland—is having an effect on polar motionRead full story

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  • The earth is truly brilliant engineering....if any of its occupants try to intentionally or unintentionally destroy it, safety valves kick in and eliminate the troublemakers....much like us swatting a fly.

    Problem is, we are the fly and we will be eliminated if need be. The earth itself will survive us and through a small fraction of its existence will regroup and start again, likely with life forms completely different.

    We will be gone and forgotten, as the earth moves on without us.

  • If the exponential increase in weather related anomalies, sickness and illnesses, doesn’t alarm people the wobbling earth should. Really what will it take for people to wake up to the seriousness of this problem?

  • Wow. We are literally moving the earth. We have become Superman. Except we aren’t saving anything.

  • This planet has always wobbled, that is nothing new.

    The amount of water on this planet is the same as it has been from time immemorial.

    There are more polar bears now than there were years ago.

    Greenland’s ice cap is increasing as is the northern part of the planet.

    As the Antarctic melts the Arctic freezes more.

    What might happen in the future is that there might be a magnetic pole shift.

    Try to think about why we are finding oil near the poles and also tropical plant remains.

    Now that students

    This planet has always wobbled, that is nothing new.

    The amount of water on this planet is the same as it has been from time immemorial.

    There are more polar bears now than there were years ago.

    Greenland’s ice cap is increasing as is the northern part of the planet.

    As the Antarctic melts the Arctic freezes more.

    What might happen in the future is that there might be a magnetic pole shift.

    Try to think about why we are finding oil near the poles and also tropical plant remains.

    Now that students that don’t turn in their homework and still get a 50% score so they don’t fail shows me that schools no longer teach.

  • “Fortunately, these wobble shifts are not expected to have any dire consequences for life on Earth. But they are a reminder that our behavior is altering our world on the largest scales.”

    World altering behavior is frightening when you consider the fact that we can’t even deal with behavior that has an effect on us Individually. There’s an obesity epidemic in this country and we still have zero problem unhinging our jaws and shoveling food that we’ve stuffed into other food directly down our throats

    “Fortunately, these wobble shifts are not expected to have any dire consequences for life on Earth. But they are a reminder that our behavior is altering our world on the largest scales.”

    World altering behavior is frightening when you consider the fact that we can’t even deal with behavior that has an effect on us Individually. There’s an obesity epidemic in this country and we still have zero problem unhinging our jaws and shoveling food that we’ve stuffed into other food directly down our throats. So I don’t know if we can handle the earths sudden shift in water weight making us wobble a little more than we used to.

    Which is why we need some kind of...what’s the word...government, to regulate what we put into the earth so that it’s not wobbling when left to our own devices. That’s when I really believe they serve a purpose. Things have gotten out of hand. This is what they’re elected for.

  • 'Greenland lost 7,500 gigatons of ice mass over the course of the 20th century, in large part due to human-driven climate change.'

  • There was a time before NASA was politicized that they could be depended upon to prove and achieve things. Now the best it’s ideological motivation can manage is “suggest” we’re all bad bad Earthlings.

  • We need to take more care of our planet, we are literally moving the earth.

  • Most people wonder not at the cause of global warming but at its eventual outcome. The earth, like the human body when it detects infection or infirmity, is warming up globally to rid itself of a scourge spreading across its body. Now, do I legitimately believe that the earth is doing this? No, but I do believe that our actions are causing a great deal of damage to the environment, the world. Our actions are corroding the world around us, and yet our nation’s leader is opting to back out of the Paris

    Most people wonder not at the cause of global warming but at its eventual outcome. The earth, like the human body when it detects infection or infirmity, is warming up globally to rid itself of a scourge spreading across its body. Now, do I legitimately believe that the earth is doing this? No, but I do believe that our actions are causing a great deal of damage to the environment, the world. Our actions are corroding the world around us, and yet our nation’s leader is opting to back out of the Paris Agreement. This agreement was set in place to hold the countries of the world accountable for the steps they committed to take towards protecting and healing the environment. We have to commit to relentlessly pursuing sustainable energy alternatives and green alternatives to those non-biodegradable products filling our landfills. The Earth is “wobbling” or “shaking” more than normal. If you’ve ever had a high-grade fever, you’ll remember that at some point your body begins to shake as it tries to “bake out” the sickness. We have the pleasure of living on this Earth; it’s our responsibility to take care of it! The Earth is trying to tell us that we are making it sick, but we can fix this! Together we can make a difference! Together we can heal the Earth!

  • The upside, this is one thing that won’t destroy humanity. That’s a relief, for a change. The downside, of our behavior can affect the rotation of the earth it can certainly affect things that can destroy us.

  • I believe that we should use less fossil fuels. There is always ways we can do things manually, like pushing a grass cutter or using a manual shedder to make coleslaw. The earth goes through natural cycles as is proven through studies. I hope that future generations appreciate our world as I do.

  • I am wondering if anyone has ever looked at a globe we used to have these in the classrooms where I went to school and on top of that globe there is a figure 8 the figure 8 shows us how the earth warbles I somehow forget how long it takes to run the entire figure 8

  • On one hand, I’m very skeptical when anyone tells me human behavior has caused change on the earth and we are heading toward some cataclysm which has the potential to wipe us out as a species. These claims, when presented without specific scientific details backing them up (which is never the case) are always politically motivated. On the other hand, I believe the economy has played too large a role in our continued use of oil and gas to power our cars. I think there are better solutions which have

    On one hand, I’m very skeptical when anyone tells me human behavior has caused change on the earth and we are heading toward some cataclysm which has the potential to wipe us out as a species. These claims, when presented without specific scientific details backing them up (which is never the case) are always politically motivated. On the other hand, I believe the economy has played too large a role in our continued use of oil and gas to power our cars. I think there are better solutions which have been suppressed to protect the corporations who’s survival is tied to oil production. There are a lot of things we could do to limit our impact on our natural environment and I think it’s our government’s job to lead industry toward these greener alternatives as opposed to protecting those corporations who’ve built their business around existing technology. Nature doesn’t have money to hire lobbyists to influence politicians and we should acknowledge this flaw in our system and compensate for it by working to bring new, more efficient, and smarter ways of providing the power humanity needs to thrive.

  • We have just seen 100s of millions or possibly billions of tons of lava flow to the surface on Hawaii, close to the equator. This added surface weight could cause an imbalance wobble that would soon be offset by ocean water accumulating on the Earth's opposite side. Physics and nature work together, humans can't interfere if they tried.

    I vaguely remember a plan proposed decades ago to "harvest" large icebergs from Antarctica and tow them to Africa to supply fresh water. I don't remember anyone

    We have just seen 100s of millions or possibly billions of tons of lava flow to the surface on Hawaii, close to the equator. This added surface weight could cause an imbalance wobble that would soon be offset by ocean water accumulating on the Earth's opposite side. Physics and nature work together, humans can't interfere if they tried.

    I vaguely remember a plan proposed decades ago to "harvest" large icebergs from Antarctica and tow them to Africa to supply fresh water. I don't remember anyone ranting about this throwing the Earth out of balance.

    Maybe NASA should get back to what it does best - space flight. We wouldn't need the Russians for this anymore.

  • My Pastor Father used to say there would come a Day when ”this old earth” would ”reel and stagger like a drunken man” .... before Jesus’ return to make a new, peacable Earth ???!!! How he would have loved this article! Just sayin’.....

  • Insanity

  • If you read the cited article, niether climate change, nor anything human driven is "making" the earth wobble.

    Once again, the media has siezed an opportunity to misinform us.

  • Poor polar bears

  • How are we going to convince this Administration, or the next that we have to make changes, or life on this planet will die off?

  • Our president is one of those instigators in climate change

  • Well, that explains why my balance has gone to hell.

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