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What If Earth Was Spinning at the Speed of Light?



The Earth makes one full rotation on its axis every 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds. And it’s not moving at the same speed everywhere. The rotational speed varies depending on your distance to the poles. This rotation makes Earth suitable for life. The diurnal cycle, or the shifting between day and night, helps keep the planet at a habitable temperature. Earth’s rotation is the driving force of weather patterns. Even tides are affected by the Earth’s spin.

So if we were to accelerate this rotation, would we completely destabilize the climate? What would happen to the length of our day? What geographical and climate changes would occur? And at what point would life on Earth cease to exist?

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What If You Knew What Would Happen in 100 Years?



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A century of history flashes before your eyes. Not the past, but the future. And now you know how life would unfold over the next 100 years. What changes would happen to the planet over that time? What countries would become world leaders? And why would you not want to live in California? What will happen to the deep space probe Voyager 1? Will major earthquakes hit along the San Andreas Fault?

00:00 What would happen in 100 years?
02:37 Year 2025
03:37 Year 2037
04:24 Year 2050
05:10 Year 2060
05:47 Year 2068
06:22 Year 2090
07:13 Year 2100
07:38 Year 2121

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What If Antarctica’s Dormant Volcanoes Woke Up?

What If Antarctica’s Dormant Volcanoes Woke Up?

Deep beneath the thick layer of million-year-old ice, something is lurking quietly, waiting to rip through the rigid ice sheets.This enormous icy wasteland is sitting on top of a volcanic ridge. And in our hypothetical world, these volcanoes are about to wake up. Could their scorching lava wipe out the surface of Earth? Or would the thick Antarctic ice stop the lava before it makes our planet uninhabitable?

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