Climate change is now affecting gravity

October 2, 2014 1:43 AM

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Climate change is now affecting gravity

Climate change, which is a real fact whether you believe in science or not, has contributed to the rapid loss of ice in Antarctica. When the ice melts it changes the density and height of the area in question. On a perfect sphere with uniform density gravity would be the same everywhere. The earth, however, is not a perfect sphere. In areas with greater density the gravity would be stronger than in areas that are less dense. In this case, West Antarctica has lost so much ice that there is a noticeable dip in gravity over the area.

Gravity, in addition to being a Sandra Bullock film, is one of the four fundamental forces of the universe. All objects are attracted to each other due to gravitational pull. Generally speaking, the greater the mass and the closer the objects are to one another, the stronger the pull. That’s a sligh...

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