Because of climate change, 2016 will bring longer days


US scientists at Harvard say the Earth’s rotation axis is altered by the decline of glaciers due to the large impact of climate change. This, they warn, will significantly alter the seasonal cycles of next year so it will affect the length of days. Geophysicists Harvard University say that in the last 100 years the day length has been increased by a millisecond. Apparently, the phenomenon is caused by an apparent reduction in the speed of rotation of the Earth’s axis in response to melting glaciers, the newspaper ‘The Guardian’. The research was published by “Science Advances’ and stresses that the accelerated pace at which the poles are melting situation which can be clearly seen in the Artic- could cause at least five milliseconds are added every day along this century.

At the same time, the axis of the Earth could move about 1 cm. as a result of the displacement of water from the ends of the planet into Ecuador. “The period of one day is a millisecond longer than a century ago, and will accelerate as more melting of glaciers”, said Jerry Mitrovica, a professor of geophysics at Harvard University and lead researcher. The researchers based the study on work done by oceanographer Walter Munk in 2002 about the impact of glacial melt and global warming that had determined that the average sea level rise during the twentieth century was 2 mm every year. However, the Harvard research team found inconsistencies’ calculations and determined that the actual increase ranged between 1 and 1.5 mm. While in Argentina occur torrential rains that flooded parts of the country, experts in the field explained that in Mexico, for example, some questions concerning the effects were analyzed in the winter by climate change and one of them is in relation to the often cold fronts will be presented. In the second half of the season that includes the months of December, January and February 33 cold fronts, a situation that could lead to the closure consecutive national ports, generating losses and affecting the national economy is predicted.

This was explained by Armando Mendez, Navy Captain of the Port of Tampico during reactivation of the Municipal Committee of Civil Protection for the winter season. For the period of February and March, the cold fronts explosives in Caribbean lands where heat prevails throughout the year, when the front comes in, whips in place with high wind gusts, happens in 12 or 14 hours will be presented and change the situation; They are disastrous and may be increasingly fatal year. For the coastal zone of the Gulf, where states like Tamaulipas are, it is predicted that temperatures will fall to 10 degrees, and the field Tamaulipas addition frigid air, there is less rain. While in Paris discussions on how to take forward the international agreement to combat the effects of climate change are generated, their consequences and move on constantly updated rapidly.

Source: MéxicoXport