The sun does not come up where it used to rise. Stars and moon are not where they belong. Because of this, arctic days are longer, warmer and the Inuit Elders can no longer predict the weather as they once could. Their understanding is the current weather patterns are not due to global warming but the shift in the earth’s axis. So they decided to warn NASA of their findings.
The fact that Mother Earth has wobbled from her previous position is not in dispute – at least as far as science (and the Elders) are concerned but the reason for the event has many tentacles, from polar ice melts to earthquakes and yes, global warming.
In the last fifteen years, thousands of tons of polar ice that had formed around the axis of the earth melts yearly, removing weight from the axis at uneven junctures and dispersing that weight throughout the oceans. One can hypothesize how that would, over time, create an imbalance at the point of the axis, much like a fan with a blade out of balance. Sooner or later, it starts to rotate at an angle different from previous. In the case of the earth, she wobbles a bit to the left, which makes the days warmer near the arctic, which melts the ice, which in turn, over revolution after revolution, causes Mother Earth to wobble a bit further to the left.
There is also evidence of the possibility that the large earthquakes in Japan and Chile have shifted the balance of the earth, causing a wobble at her axis. Most of this is by nature, conjecture, since we do not really know very much about the inner workings of Mother Earth or her rational for doing those unexplainable things.
And while these explanations can seemingly let us ‘off the hook’ for global warming, it really makes us more accountable in the respect of not adding to the climate woes with our greenhouse gases. I’m sure these and other questions will be bantered about for quite some time (my viewpoint is that since we get everything from Mother Earth, we could spend a little time and money on keeping her as healthy as possible.) But I have a different burning question in my head…
With all the technology, research, researchers and funds at their disposable – how come NASA didn’t notice until the Elders told them the earth had shifted?
You really have to wonder what they are doing over there – good thing the Inuit Elders are on top of it.