Thursday, 25 February 2016

The Universal Theory of Climatic Change


After observing the temperature changes in the recent past as compared to seasons in my childhood I developed an interesting hypothesis that led me into believing that the climatic change in the world may be a universal phenomenon resulting from the change in axis of a heavenly body or its land mass. I developed this hypothesis a year ago and discussed it with a couple of my friends starting with Manas Bhaskar but very soon resumed my efforts in other thought experiments I was conducting at the time. Recently in view of the more drastic changes in Delhi's climate I have been forced to contemplate on the hypothesis to analyze what kind of implications it will entail. In assuming so the following implications may come out directly from the hypothesis which I have not tested yet and is only a product of a thought experiment.

Due to the shift in the Earth's axis the polar regions maybe moving away from the axial focus resulting in the change in the heat received from the sun. If assuming that the region around the northern axis are moving towards the southern axis and the regions around the southern axis are moving up towards the Northern axis in a cyclical rotation, it can be contemplated how this change in the axis of the earth will affect the climate of the planet. North Pole regions due to their movement towards the south of the axis due to the shift would start to receive more sunlight and hence would start to melt the polar ice caps. Similar conditions would prevail in around the South Pole where due to the northern movement of the regions around the south pole, these regions would start receiving more sunlight and therefore melting the polar icecaps in the south as well. Now due to the axial shift similar type of movement will be seen in other parts of the world. India will become more equatorial and start receiving more heat and thus the climate in India will become much warmer. Throughout this winter we have experience this kind of effect. There have been short and less cold winters in this and previous years.

Even if land mass reorganization due to the movement in Earth's tectonic is considered, a similar hypothesis can be developed where the reach of the Sun's heat changes in intensity in the affected regions and thus causing a fair change in the climatic conditions of the planet. But if ever such a hypothesis is considered, the industrialists would start questioning the very effort that the environmentalists have made in the past few decades in strengthening their argument for Global Warming. They would argue that the green house gases emission is not the reason for the melting of the polar ice cap and thus the rise in the ocean's water level. To that I would say that Global Warming would still play a decisive role in the  climatic conditions of the Earth in the future. This is because the regions of land that will replace the polar region in the future and are already replacing in the present are the regions of human habitation where the emission of green house gasses is considerably high. Hence the regions that will be and are replacing the polar regions will experience the green house effect and thus making it difficult for the polar regions to be replaced with the equally polar regions. These new regions will be warmer and thus although the old ice would be melting, there will not be the formation of older ice.

This kind of theory would also fit on how ten thousand year ago there was ice age on the land mass. This maybe because at that time the Earth's axis was centered around the main land mass and thus freezing it. Also this will also help in predicting the future weather conditions through a larger scale of time, and even on other heavenly bodies. Although I realize that such a hypothesis may be empirically absurd but it most certainly defines a distinct and alternate perspective in which the problem of climatic change may be observed, analyzed and evaluated. Also I have not in any way researched about such axial shifts.