What if Earth was UPSIDE DOWN? (Geography Now!)


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 You’d like and thank you stay cool stay tuned

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