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The Earth's Core

kesavaross

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Surely if earth's core is slowing down, wouldn't that affect the speed of the earth's rotation?
 

hunck

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This article has a bit more on the story.

https://www.sciencealert.com/earths-inner-core-may-right-now-be-in-the-process-of-changing-direction

At first, the inner core was thought to make a full revolution every 400 years, driven by electromagnetic torque and balanced by gravitational pull. But other scientists soon theorized that it spins much slower, taking 1,000 years or more to fully revolve.
So ‘revolving slowly’ rather than ‘spinning’ would paint a more accurate picture.
 

Cochise

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Buying more 'bags for life' and removal of all gas boilers will solve this.
Pfizer developing vaccine now. Will be ready in six weeks, will be safe and effective, and will definitely slightly reduce risk of death from Core-19. Oh , and it will cost a lot.

Boy I've become terribly cynical. But I always had the bad taste.
 

Mythopoeika

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Could a change in core rotation effect climate, rather than climate effecting the core rotation?
Possibly. It could change patterns of gravity and magnetic flow around the planet, and perhaps even change polarity. During the transition from one direction to another, there may be greater incidences of lightning strikes.
This is all speculation until the reality rears its head.
 
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