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Will melting icecaps slow the earth?

As the ice at the Earth’s poles melt, what effects might there be of the weight of the water being redistributed? I’m thinking of whether you could measure a very slight lengthening of the day due to conservation of momentum as the weight spreads down from the poles, and whether the weight shift could stimulate earthquakes. Just how much do the polar ice caps weigh?
Trevor Byrne from Hertfordshire (Age: 35-44)

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