Days on Earth will become longer due to melting glaciers

Due to the melting of glaciers, the Earth will rotate more slowly on its axis, and the day will become longer. This statement was made by an international team of scientists.

The sea level is rising due to the melting of glaciers. After calculating the redistribution of masses from Greenland to the equator, geophysicists from the United States, Canada and France announced that the Earth's axis of rotation from the North Pole would shift by one centimeter over the next hundred years.

The planet's movement will slow down, and the day will increase to five milliseconds daily. Thus, their duration in a year will become approximately 0.03 minutes longer, and in a hundred years - by almost three minutes.

The new study revisits data obtained by oceanographer Walter Munk in 2002. He studied how the impact of global warming on melting glaciers would affect the speed of the Earth's rotation and tilt of its axis, and found no direct impact. Scientists said his estimate of sea level rise during the 20th century was also wrong. It is 2 millimeters, not 1–1.5 millimeters, as previously stated.