For several years Inuit native Americans have observed that the sun is rising and setting further north on the June Soltice and further south on the December Solstice. The Earth’s axis tilt wobbles and many theorise that this has caused catastrophic effects due to climate change at least four times in Earth’s history.
Indeed, the tilt of the Earth’s axis is not constant and normally varies between 22.2 degrees and 24.5 degrees, which causes a natural change in climate. Think of the Earth as a giant spinning top that wobbles. Some even believe that at some time in Earth’s history the poles were shifted so far that they were Equatorial.
This would explain why woolly mammoths in Siberia have been discovered with tropical vegetation in their stomachs. However, this does not excuse humans for the pollution and increase in carbon emissions that has contributed and accelerated climate change.
The ozone depletion at the poles is purely due to CFC gasses. The ozone layer blocks out harmful radiation from the sun. Added to this is the effects of deforestation and burning of fossil fuels, which causes not only pollution, but an increase of Carbon Dioxide.
You can read more about the Milankovitch cycle by clicking here.
As many of us celebrate the Solstice under restrictions due to the current pandemic, let us think about the Earth and our contribution towards it. Plant trees, contribute towards rewilding and play your part in helping the Earth.
The English heritage site is going live on Saturday 20 June 2020 on Facebook to watch the sunset at Stonehenge. And then the sunrise the following morning. Join them if you can and make a pledge to play your part is reducing reliance on fossil fuels.