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Are We Still Expecting Earth’s Polar Shifts?

Polar shifts were predicted for the earth by some theorists; suggesting that the earth was going to be turned over on its axis, resulting to the South Pole becoming the north, while the North Pole takes over the position of the south.

We already know that the earth rotates on its axis, and by this rotation we are able to correctly calculate the locations of the North and South Poles. The polar shift will have adverse and catastrophic environmental effects on the earth were it to occur.

The earth will experience tsunamis, volcanoes, tornadoes, earthquakes as well as hurricanes. There are going to be severe and dramatic changes that will permanently affect the planet and the lives within it. The only way to describe the destruction that will face the earth in such situations is disaster for mankind, because of the loss that will be experienced in terms of communication, electricity and infrastructure.

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But today, we have not gotten any real warning regarding the earth’s polar shift from any government or scientific agency. The question now is this, was the information on earth’s polar shift true or was it purely conspiracy and rumor?

If it was true, then we can conclude that probably it was announced too early, or that it isn’t going to happen anymore. Otherwise, it remains to be seen what feedback the announcement of such disaster is supposed to generate for the announcers.

Of course, it is everyone’s heart desire that such does not happen to our planet anytime, now or in the future.

 

Tips on Farm Fencing

In case you have the desire to grow your some fruits in a small farm, one challenging task especially for new farmers is fencing the farms. There are various quick fix ways of doing it; however that will end being more expensive in the long run. In installing fences for farm, strength, maintenance requirements, durability as well as how long the fence could serve should be taken into consideration.

Even though it has to be within your budget, you have to ensure that you balance cost with the quality of fencing materials you are getting. And so when making decisions regarding the fencing equipment, you have to take note of the following tips:

Ensure that the wire has enough tension up to the manufacturer’s guideline. This can be found in the catalogue, provided by the supplier.

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The wire will last longer when post clips are used. The wires are not meant to be run into holes in a post; else this will remove the wire coating soon.

Do not forget to be conscious of your physical safety while doing the farm fencing. Safety materials such as gloves and goggles are essential, so you don’t expose yourself to sharp objects.

To eliminate the difficulty of tying individual knots together, Gripple is used. This tool also helps you tension wires appropriately. This tool is important that it has to always be available in your tool box.

One importance of giving farms fencing, especially the ones behind homes is the fact they are environmentally friendly. And also by fencing the farm, you prevent damage to vegetables and fruits that took a lot of hard work to plant and grow.

Climate Change vs. Global Warming

These terms are often interchangeably used by those describing the conditions of the Earth’s temperature. Understanding the causes and effects of the two will help to distinguish the difference between climate change and global warming.

Global warming is caused when the sunray penetrates the Earth’s ozone layer, releases its heat and the heat is unable to escape the Earth’s atmosphere. The heat is unable to escape the atmosphere because it is blocked by the greenhouse gas, which is a type of gas that is caused by human activities such as burning of fossil fuels and excessive release carbon dioxide. Other than carbon dioxide, this gas is made of water vapor, methane and nitrous dioxide. This gas forms a blanket around the Earth and warms the surface area, causing the average temperature to rise. With global warming, the average temperature rises but it can also mean certain parts of the Earth cools. Generally, global warming describes the continued increase in average global surface temperature.

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Climate change on the other hand is caused by natural processes of the Earth like volcanic eruptions that cause changes in the climate system. These processes alter the climate by changing the average conditions like every day temperature and the changeability in weather. Certain climate change side effects like the increase acidity in the ocean that causes coral bleaching is not caused by global warming but rather by the increase of carbon dioxide in the ocean water due to excessive carbon in the air. Recently, climate change has been attributed to the increase of human activities.

So, in other words, global warming is actually a part of climate change’s side effect, making the climate change the bigger piece of the puzzle. Although some may argue on the distinct difference between climate change and global warming, they are essentially talking about the same thing – the changes in the Earth’s condition due to human activities.

Earth Becoming an Increasingly Hot Planet

By 2100, the world’s energy consumption will lead to warming of the Earth with 6 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial, said Fatih Briol, chief economist of the International Energy Agency, the UN conference on climate change that takes place these days in Durban, South Africa.

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