Climate change related alterations to the Earth’s rotation are causing the position of the North Pole to shift, according to a new study. . . . Since observations began in 1899, the North Pole has been drifting southwards at a rate of 10 cms per year as the Earth’s crust slowly rebounds after the end of the last ice age, changing the distribution of mass in the planet. But according to a new study, in 2005, this southward drift abruptly changed and the pole began moving eastwards, shifting by about 12 metres since then. Extract from Geographical Magazine, February 2014