Originally posted by Will Everitt
"i recently heard, that when its autumn in one part of the world and all the leaves fall down, that also changes the rotation (can anyone confirm that?)"
Well the leaves would have the same mass on the floor as on the tree so I don't see who this would effect it at all.
I don't think many of these effects would be anything compared to the tides th ...[text shortened]... around the globe.
Oh and methane can be produced by fermentation in anaerobic situations.
Actually, planetary scientists have figured out one thing that
effects the earth, one factor in generating earthquakes:
The atmosphere. The actual weight and force of the air has been
proven to have an effect on generating earthquakes. Remember,
the continental crust is rather thin compared to the whole mass of
the earth and the atmosphere sloshes around considerably
and exerts a downward force at times, also at times a lesser force,
which is one element in the stirring up of continents. Just thin air
is more forceful than we once thought.