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Subject: How could the increase in population affect earth's speed?

Date: Mon Feb 10 05:13:28 2003
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I realize that there are alot of variables that could be taken into 
consideration to answer this question.
With the number of people on earth increasing at a fast rate, how does/can this 
affect the speed of the rotation on its axis or its rotation around the sun?  
With more people comes more buildings, but less forest.  If I understand 
correctly, damming rivers to provide electricity for the growing population can 
affect the earths rotation (Yangtze River).  
I could think of more "ifs, ands or buts", but I will leave this a little open-
Thank you.

Re: How could the increase in population affect earth's speed?

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