March 2019 Newsletter
The Magnetic Pole is Restless

In a recent New York Times article, scientists accelerated an update of a model of the Earth's fluctuating magnetic field.

"Distinct from the geographic North Pole, where all the lines of longitude meet at the top of the world, the magnetic pole is the point that a compass recognizes as north. At the moment, it’s located four degrees south of the geographic North Pole, which lies in the Arctic Ocean at 90 degrees north."

NASA scientists on the other hand had speculated on the reasons for a polar drift -

"In general, the redistribution of mass on and within Earth -- like changes to land, ice sheets, oceans and mantle flow -- affects the planet's rotation. As temperatures increased throughout the 20th century, Greenland's ice mass decreased. In fact, a total of about 7,500 gigatons -- the weight of more than 20 million Empire State Buildings -- of Greenland's ice melted into the ocean during this time period. This makes Greenland one of the top contributors of mass being transferred to the oceans, causing sea level to rise and, consequently, a drift in Earth's spin axis.

 Protecting Life on Earth
As accelerating climate change melts the ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic, Earth Hour 2019 endeavours to spark never-before-had conversations on the loss of nature and the urgent need to protect it. Remember to switch off in solidarity with global efforts to secure nature and our home: 30 March, 8:30pm, your time.

Earth Hour Activities
Around the World
The World Wide Fund created the largest grassroots movement for the environment and returns with an electrifying festival of music, art, food and lifestyle in "Festival for Nature" at the Marina Sands Event Plaza.

Earth Hour 2019 (29-31 March) aims to rally the local community and build a city that comes together as Conscious Citizens to drive major change For Nature.

Look for Earth Hour activities near you, and let's save the planet together!