Groundwater Extraction Shifts Earth’s Axis and Increases Sea Levels, Study Reveals

  • Research indicates persistent groundwater pumping has shifted Earth’s axis by redistributing water mass from continents to oceans.
  • Excessive groundwater extraction, mainly for irrigation and drinking water, has caused a 6.24 mm rise in global sea levels between 1993 and 2010.
  • If not managed properly, 42%-79% of watersheds pumping groundwater could fail to sustain healthy ecosystems by 2050.
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