Climate change may delay need for negative leap second

The Straits Times March 28, 2024, 10:00 AM UTC

Summary: Climate change affects Earth's rotation, potentially delaying the need for a "negative leap second" until at least 2029. This adjustment is crucial for global timekeeping, as Earth's rotation has been speeding up. The last leap second was added in 2016, with 27 added since 1972. Experts are concerned about the impact on computer systems if a negative leap second is introduced.

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