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Melting Polar Ice Alters Earth's Rotation: Study
Melting Polar Ice Alters Earth's Rotation: Study

Melting Polar Ice Alters Earth's Rotation: Study

California, 28 Mar (ONA) --- A recent study from the University of California, San Diego, revealed that melting polar ice is causing shifts in the Earth's rotation, leading to the potential subtraction of a second from global timekeeping.

This phenomenon, unprecedented in history, is attributed to human-induced global warming accelerating polar ice melt.

Originally projected for 2026, the negative leap second is now expected around 2029 due to the delayed impact of ice melt on Earth's rotation.

The study emphasizes the significant role of melting polar ice, influenced by emissions, in altering the planet's rotation.

While the exact mechanisms of the Earth's core dynamics remain elusive, its interaction with the melting ice affects the Earth's rotational speed.

This impending adjustment poses challenges for precise timekeeping systems, requiring reprogramming of computing systems globally.

---Ends/Thuraiya/Anas