Climate Change Means Days are Getting Longer, Scientists Find

The impact of climate change may appear to be overwhelmingly negative but there is a bright spot for those who struggle to find enough time in the day: melting glaciers are causing the rotation of the Earth to slow thereby lengthening our days, new research has found.

Harvard University researchers have provided an answer to a long-held conundrum over how shrinking glaciers are affecting the rotation and axis of the Earth, calculating that the duration of a day has lengthened by a millisecond over the past 100 years.

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/dec/11/climate-change-longer-days-glaciers-north-south-pole

Drew Brayshaw

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