CONSEQUENCES THAT WOULD TAKE PLACE IF THE EARTH STOPPED SPINNING
Added on: 16th Sep 2016
SEA LIFE WOULD DIE OFF
The churning of the water would kill off any creature relying on
air to breathe and would kill off any creature unable to survive
on the low-oxygen water brought up from the cold depths.
GLOBAL TEMPERATURES WOULD FREEFALL
With our atmosphere largely covered by dust and debris, a
dense fog would simultaneously settle over the colder
ocean waters, causing temperatures to further drop.
WE WOULD BE BOMBARDED WITH RADIATION
Assuming the Earth’s core would simultaneously stop
rotating, our planet’s magnetic field would cease to exist.
Without this magnetic field, we would be vulnerable to all the
host of space radiation that bombards our planet on a daily basis.
The waves would irradiate us all and kill us instantly.
THE NORTHERN LIGHTS WOULD DISAPPEAR
Also known as the Aurora Borealis, the northern lights
would cease to exist without a magnetic field.
SEASONS WOULD CEASE TO EXIST
Earth’s 23.5° tilt would disappear. The sun would still be
strongest at the equator but we would have no seasons.
THE SUN WOULD APPEAR MOSTLY STATIONARY
If the Earth stopped rotating, we would see the sun increase
or decrease in the sky only when changing our latitude.
EVERYONE WOULD BE DEAD
If it hasn’t become clear by now, nearly everyone
and everything would die.
HOW TO SURVIVE
But, even though the Earth won’t suddenly stop spinning,
to have just a slight chance of surviving, be
underground. Being underground and inland would
shelter us from the hurricanes and tsunamis that would
immediately erupt and would prevent the harmful
radiation from reaching us. The problem is you may
never be able to leave the underground again.