poles adrift

Earth’s poles are drifting and climate change is to blame, claim scientists.

The planet’s rotation has always wobbled slightly, and over time this movement has caused the North Pole to shift very slightly over time.

But researchers now believe global warming could be drastically increasing this shift.

Lead researcher Jianli Chen said that ‘ice melting and sea level change can explain 90 per cent of the shift’ and that ‘the driving force for the sudden change is climate change.’

Chen presented the findings at the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.

Daily Mail, 17 Dec 2013