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It turns out that mild fluctuations in the Earth's rotation speed
have an effect on earthquake strength, and the planet maybe
going into a slight slowdown with potentially dire consequences
Clearly a strategy to counter balance these fluctuations need to
be developed, perhaps using
properly timed launches of
thousands of heavy lifting rockets in proper locations, sending
some excess mass into space.
Slower rotation increases earthquakes
[theircompetitor, Nov 19 2017]
||If we sped the Earth up enough we could change its shape to become more oblate and less spheroid. Eventually the continental plates would align creating an equatorial archipelago.
||How about if everyone is required to own a hamster & all align
their exercise wheel in the same direction?
||Such alignment would mean that, in some localities, it would be
more of a hamster wall of death. Excluding lemmings, this would
have to addressed by a whole lot of worm gears at funny angles.
||You don't need worm gears, you need hamster gears, shirley ? Training any sort of worm to run round in a wheel is going to be a considerable challenge. The lack of limbs is going to be a major issue for a start ...
||I'm not sure if that was meant as a searing indictment of the
20th century or if you really mean it, either way I like it :)
||At least its still better than Nickelback.