Earthquake cause climate change... not the other way around.

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    OK, so I've seen where warmist cult followers have attempted to blame the japan earthquake on AGW, but considering we should be able to put cause an effect in the right order...

    What overall effect will the change in the earths axis have on climate?

    Changing the earths obliquity has a greater effect on climate than just shifting the ice sheets an equivalent amount of distance.

    Are we standing more straight up and down? This would mean less seasonal variation.

    Are we more tilted? This would mean more seasonal variation.

    Either has an effect on the relative length of day and night which also effect climate.

    There will also be slight changes in albedo as areas covered either by land or ocean are exposed to more or less light depending on the season.

    And lastly what minor effect it may have on the jet stream and ocean currents and what minor effect (if any) that would have on overall climate.

    All of the effects of a four inch shift will be minor, and likely won't add up to much. but there will be an overall effect.

    Quake moved Japan coast 8 feet; shifted Earth's axis - CNN.com
     
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    Also another question that the story doesn't answer but makes a huge difference.

    Did the earths axis shift, or did the earth shift on its axis?

    In the first case the physical poles would not change but the angle og obliquity would. This would have a larger combined effect due to changes in direct sunlight and hours of it relatively through the seasons (+) and minor changes due to slight variations in overall albedo and maybe minor fluctuations in the jet stream and ocean currents.

    In the second the physical location of the poles would change but the angle of obliquity would not, which would seem to limit changes to changes in albedo, jet stream and ocean currents (which would be ever so slightly more pronounced but still lead to the overall effect being much more slight.
     

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