3 Gorges Dam

China erected a construction that is so massive that it slows the rotation of the earth! The 3 Gorges Dam is capable of building the inflowing Yangtze River up 175 meters (575 foot) above sea level. This humongous wall of water eventually alteres the Earth’s moment of inertia causing the rotation to become slower. The construction of the dam redistributed billions of tons of water to a higher altitude, which is the same principle in effect with figure skaters when they close their arms in a jump to spin faster.…

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