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NASA: As sea levels rise, not even the lunar cycle will save us from massive floods in the mid-2030s

NASA: As sea levels rise, not even the lunar cycle will save us from massive

By the mid-2030s, sea levels will have risen so much that regular lunar cycles that are the catalysts for tidal movement will not be able to avoid massive flooding. This is a disturbing conclusion reached by a NASA study published in "Nature Climate Change", conducted by researchers at the University of Hawaii.

The US states that would be most affected according to the study would be those bathed by the Pacific Ocean, and the issue of flooding would gradually shift from a local and regional issue to an international challenge.

How does the movement of the moon influence floods?

The moon's gravitational pull causes tides and ebbs every day. The moon has a cycle of 18.6 years during which its movement prevents high tides for half of the oceans and stimulates it for the other half. It is currently creating turbulence in the northern part of the world, but climate change means that with rising water levels, even the moon's preventive activity will not help much.

NASA: As sea levels rise, not even the lunar cycle will save us from massive

Why will major floods increase over the 2030s?

When we reach a point similar to the lunar cycle with the current cycle, the sea level will be higher. When this increase is combined with the lunar cycle that stimulates the increase of water activity it will create a large number of floods that can bring off the map of dozens of cities living in communities by the sea.

The frequency of floods can be frightening up to 10 or 15 times a month, which will make living in many urban centers impossible.

According to current studies with the melting of glaciers that comes as a result of global warming makes the seas currently 21-24 cm wider than in 1880 and is expected that in the next 25 years, the growth will be even greater.

Adapted from "The Forbes" / Tiranapost.al