Humans have made the days on Earth longer. Slow clap.

    • According to new research, melting ice sheets are making our days longer.  
    • The melting of Greenland and Antarctica’s ice sheets, due to global warming, is literally fattening up Earth, slowing its rotations, and lengthening the day. 
    • The increase is in milliseconds, but this is enough to disrupt internet traffic, space travel, financial transactions, and GPS navigation, all of which rely on precise timekeeping.  
    • The rate of increase we’ve seen per century over the past 3,000 years, is expected to now occur within this century alone. Yay us!