Did you know that the Earth’s axis is shifting for a surprising reason? Scientists have recently discovered that the Earth’s tilt is changing over time, and it turns out that groundwater extraction is playing a larger role than previously thought.
This new revelation comes after recent findings that water is slowly making its way down to the Earth’s core from the surface, forming a hidden ocean under the Earth’s crust. As the North Pole gradually moves in the direction of the UK, this phenomenon could potentially impact the Earth’s seasons over time.
What’s most alarming is the impact on the Earth’s natural resources, particularly the use of salty water on dehydrated land. According to a study published in Geophysical Research Letters, the redistribution of groundwater has the largest impact on the drift of the Earth’s rotational pole.
The depletion of groundwater due to activities like irrigation can cause the Earth’s poles to shift, much like the melting of ice sheets. Over billions of years, the slow leakage of water has formed a new surface between the Earth’s outer core and outer mantle.
This ongoing discovery showcases the constant evolution of our planet and the impact of human activities on its delicate balance. It’s a reminder of the importance of responsible and sustainable use of Earth’s resources for future generations. If you want to stay updated on all the latest findings and discoveries, sign up for our free Indy100 weekly newsletter and join the indy100’s free WhatsApp channel to have your say in our news democracy.