Polar wobbes? Give me a break

So many fake elements of this story, so little time to list them all: NASA’s science, global warming, the earth is a ball, that the weight of ice could influence a mass millions of times more, occult numerology. NASA is, in a word, pathetic.

Global warming is shifting the way the Earth wobbles on its polar axis, a new NASA study finds.Melting ice sheets, especially in Greenland, are changing the distribution of weight on Earth. And that has caused both the North Pole and the wobble, which is called polar motion, to change course, according to a study published Friday in the journal Science Advances.

Since 2003, Greenland has lost on average more than 600 trillion pounds of ice a year, and that affects the way the Earth wobbles in a manner similar to a figure skater lifting one leg while spinning, said NASA scientist Eirk Ivins, the study’s co-author.

On top of that, West Antarctica loses 275 trillion tons of ice and East Antarctica gains about 165 trillion tons of ice yearly, helping tilt the wobble further, Ivins said.

Source: Global warming has shifted how Earth wobbles, NASA study finds | Toronto Star

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