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  • Hey everybody, we're here at the YouTube space we're about to film the next few episodes.

  • As you can see Ken is in the background

  • He's setting up say hi. Hey

  • Yeah, but until then I still gotta get you guys another video for a filler week

  • So I got a cool topic a hypothetical that I was thinking of doing this time

  • What if the earth was upside down?

  • Now, there's a lot of factors that go into this and I had to do a little bit of research

  • But it's kind of interesting. So first of all I'm talking in terms if we literally just took the earth on the same

  • Axis tilt and then left it as it was in the same

  • hemispheres also on regular earth about 68% of the land is in the northern hemisphere and

  • 32% in the southern hemisphere if we flipped these percentages then most of the land would be in the southern hemisphere and most of the

  • Northern hemisphere would be water however this would also mean that there would actually be land in the North Pole with

  • Antarctica which would probably just be called Arctica because we wouldn't need the aunt prefix now when it comes to the axial tilt both hemispheres

  • Actually receive about the same amount of sunlight every year however not both the hemispheres function the same on average on regular earth

  • Antarctica is colder and has more ice because there's land under it with an elevation and ocean currents are generally colder in the south whereas

  • The Arctic is just open sea and has warmer water underneath the ice which can allow it to melt faster

  • The planet was flipped the new open ocean South Pole might not have access to warmer

  • North Atlantic waters and with colder ocean currents the ice might extend further

  • perpetually covering the land areas around it like Greenland and parts of Russia and Canada in that regard the new Arctic a continent all the

  • Way at the North Pole

  • Might actually have less ice due to the warmer northern currents this would mean that maybe the southern hemisphere

  • Which would have most of the land on it would actually be a harsher colder environment to live in

  • Generally especially the areas closer to the South Pole

  • If the ozone layer was still there it might hinder some of the ice spread

  • But not that much due to the colder ocean currents that go to the area

  • I still think polar bears and penguins would stay on their respective

  • Continents though like I don't think the new Arctic a continent would have polar bears due to the lack of access

  • Of land for them to hop on to migrate their penguins could probably still make the swim, though

  • So yeah there would actually probably be penguins at the North Pole probably if this world even functioned to sustain life that is hey

  • What's up, Keith and Keith?

  • Also because of the Coriolis effect all the wind currents would go the opposite direction from what they are now on regular earth

  • So all the clockwise currents would go counterclockwise and vice-versa this could drastically change the rainshadow effect on continents

  • In some areas to switch dry zones with wet ones for example the Atacama Desert in South America

  • Which would now be North America might receive more moisture and have a more lush landscape whereas the Chilean Patagonia

  • Archipelago would be dry and desolate it's possible this could also affect other places like the Namib Desert to the Somali coast the Arabian

  • Peninsula and the Sahara this would also mean that

  • Australia and New Zealand would probably experience a lot more snow with the cold currents coming down from the new Arctic a continent they might

  • Even be able to witness a lot more aurora borealis

  • aurora borealis

  • Or tchen utley food would probably be a lot shorter in supply most people in the world live by the Tropic of Cancer and in

  • The eastern side by the fertile valleys of China and India

  • however

  • If the planet was flipped the largest landmass is having a harsher colder environment the majority of the population would probably have to move further

  • Up into the new Tropic of Cancer for warmth and fertile ground

  • Which has significantly less area the Indonesian archipelago Central Africa and South America would have to host the Goldilocks zone of population

  • But with the new wind currents would these new lands look different and would they even be

  • Arable also keep in mind the moon and tides if the moon was still rotating at the same position that it is today it would

  • Completely change the way how the continents function in terms of tides the moon rotates at about 5 degrees from Earth's

  • elliptic plane in an ovular pattern

  • Which means that anything within this range gets hit the most on regular earth?

  • This mostly includes lands in the northern hemisphere like Canada's Bay of Fundy

  • And the marshlands of Central America if the earth was flipped these extreme tides wouldn't exist anymore and would most likely affect the vast open

  • empty oceans of the new North Pacific

  • This would also drastically affect wildlife

  • Many species depend on tides to survive managing food sources when they're available when the waters push in this could also mean that entire oceanic

  • Ecosystems could be damaged actually this means the world would probably be a lot worse if it was flipped upside down

  • And that's just my conclusion anyway the point is it's fun to think about these things and a lot of my speculations could've been way

  • Off it's really hard to calculate exactly what would happen

  • But yeah the way how the world works right-side up seems to be working out pretty. Well. That's about it for this week subscribe

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如果地球是倒立的呢?(《地理學》) (What if Earth was UPSIDE DOWN? (Geography Now!))

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