What will happen if Earth starts rotating in the other direction?

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(ORDO NEWS) — If the Earth began to rotate in the opposite direction, it would lead to serious changes in the climate, geographical and geological conditions on the planet.

For example, the direction of winds, ocean currents and atmospheric circulation will change, which may lead to the emergence of new climatic zones and the destruction of old ones.

Scientists modeled such a situation and talked about the possible consequences.

A change in the direction of the Earth’s rotation can cause strong earthquakes and volcanic eruptions due to a change in the distribution of the planet’s mass.

However, the degree and scale of these changes are difficult to predict and depend on many factors.

We know that the Sun rises in the East and sets in the West, and we can easily determine where North and South are. This usual life is comfortable and convenient.

Scientists decided to simulate a situation where the planet would begin to rotate not as usual, around its axis, but in the opposite direction. It turned out that such a course of events could be disastrous for humanity.

First, the rotation affects the movement of the winds on the planet. That is, the trade winds and monsoons will change, and this will start a chain reaction that will take millions, maybe even billions of lives.

The fact is that biodiversity directly depends on the movement of air masses. If they change their direction, fauna and flora in the Amazon basin will die, and picturesque Africa will suffer.

Secondly, sea currents will also change. The current order will change, and with it the climate. Where it was warm, it gets colder and vice versa.

It cannot be claimed that the presence of reverse rotation in the planet is impossible.

For example, Uranus, according to scientists, after a collision with another celestial body, now rotates almost lying on its side around its axis.

Thus, during the rotation of Uranus around the Sun, one of its hemispheres is constantly facing the Sun for half a year. But one year on this planet equals 84 years on Earth.

Venus rotates somewhat more slowly, where a day lasts as many as 243 Earth days.

However, the most unusual thing is that Venus rotates to the west, not to the east, due to which the Sun appears in the west and sets in the east.

That is why it is possible that in another parallel universe there is the same Earth, which rotates in the opposite direction.

Her Sahara may not be a desert, but adorned with evergreen forests, while deserts will be located in regions where the densely populated lands of our world are usually found.


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