If you’re still having trouble believing climate change is a real thing, here is another item on the list of things affected by global warming: gravity.
According to the latest report by the European Space Agency, detailed satellite imaging has shown that “the loss of ice from West Antarctica between 2009 and 2012 caused a dip in the gravity field over the region.”
While gravity might seem like a fixed concept, it actually varies across the Earth’s surface depending on planetary rotation, latitude, altitude and geology. And while this latest shift is nothing to be alarmed about (penguins aren’t suddenly going to drift into space), it is a big indication of how much ice we are quickly losing in West Antarctica.
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