What If The Earth Spun Twice As Fast?

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Some say life is a roller coaster what if it was more like this we do not notice the Earth spinning now so what would life be like if it’s spun a little faster? Would we all get really, really dizzy? How would we cope with shorter days and less sleep? How would it affect our Climate or Geography? if this is modern life, can we survive any faster? This what would happen if the Earth spun twice as fast. We don’t feel the Earth spinning because along with everything else on this planet we’re spinning right along with it.

At the equator the world turns at roughly 1600km\h completing a full rotation in 24 hours so if you stood on the equator you would travel about 40,000 km in one day. Spinning twice as fast you’d lose half your day. Time would fly but you would not be having any fun. Let’s start with a good news weight-loss, that’s right if the world spun twice as fast you’d weigh a lot less. All day every day centrifugal force from the Earth’s rotation threatens to shake you off the planet, luckily gravity is stronger and keeps you grounded. Still at the equator you weigh about a half a kilogram less because more centrifugal force is generated where the earth is spinning faster which ever so slightly decreases gravity’s hold on you so double the speed of Earth’s spin and  we are all the biggest loser that is because the things are about to get a lot worse.

Think of all your favorite TV sows and try to come to terms with the fact that you will never catch the next episode. Most of our satellites that are used for communications, military intelligence and television broadcasting are synchronized to the Earth’s rotation even the smallest increase of speed would cause them to spin out of orbit but who’s even got time for TV these days when days are only half as long do you think you’d function on four hours of sleep instead of eight how about one or two meals a day instead of three. Humans would have to design new schedules and new calendars because instead of 365 days in a year then it would now be 730. Hopefully they’d be twice as many holidays as well adjusting to a new biological clock would be tough and not everyone would make it for example nocturnal species would have fewer hunting hours and may face extinction if they could not adapt but humans would need to become more efficient too especially in terms of energy for the average person who drives to work they would now have to commute twice as often doubling fuel consumption and its effect on our climate but really climate would be beyond saving for starters extreme weather would be much more well extreme due to curvature of the Earth wind and water curve too as they travel across

Earth’s surface this is the Coriolis effect and its phenomenon that gives hurricanes their spin so the faster the rotation of the Earth the more the wind curves the more hurricanes spin and the more energy they carry with them put simply deadly disasters but if you like to think of yourself as storm chaser then hopefully you are strong swimmer too with the Earth spinning at 3200 km\h the centrifugal force would essentially pull all the water from the nothern and southern hemispheres towards the equator countries like Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Kenya, Indonesia, Singapore and Australia would be partially if not completely submerged. On top of this reduced gravity in equatorial region would produce more moisture a ring of dense fog and constant rain would permanently cover the Earth’s waistline. So the next time you have a long day be glad at it wasn’t shorter our way of life depends on it live in the moment 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

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