Global warming – another factor of slowing rotation of the Earth

· leap second, Physics

According to “leap second” on June 30 2015, the scientists have a few explanations why earth is slowing rotation, like tidal friction and changes in mantle convection. However, they are not include another explanation – a global warming. Polar ice is melting and it’s increasing global sea level, therefore this process is changing the earth’s moment of inertia and it’s affecting the rate of rotation based on conservation of angular momentum.

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