Humans are pumping out so much groundwater that it changes the tilt of the earth

The Earth’s tilt changed by 31.5 inches (80 cm) between 1993 and 2010 due to the amount of groundwater that humans are pumping out of the planet’s interior.

In that period, humans removed 2,150 gigatonnes of water from the natural reservoirs in the planet’s crust. If such an amount were poured into the World Ocean, its surface would rise by 0.24 inch (6 mm). A new study has now revealed that displacing such a massive amount of water had an effect on the axis around which the planet rotates.

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