Climate change is leading to unprecedented changes on earth. Several places are experiencing heatwaves while others are facing floods. A new study is linking these extreme weather events with Earth’s neighbour, the moon.
The study conducted NASA says that a ‘wobble’ in Moon’s orbit combined with rising sea levels will lead to devastating floods on Earth.
This study was published in the journal Nature Climate Change on June 21. The NASA study is titled ‘nuisance floods’.
As these floods occur in coastal areas when the tide reaches about 2 feet above the daily average high tide. These events are going to have a big impact on our everyday life.
And these nuisance floods will become more frequent and irregular by mid-2030s, says the Nasa study. A majority of US coastline will see three to four times increase in high tides for at least a decade, the study points out.
Warning that these floods won’t be spread out evenly through the year, the study highlights the climate change and its impact on humanity.
Majorly, the low-lying areas near sea level are at risk and suffering due to the increased flooding. As the combination of Moon’s gravitational pull, rising sea levels, and climate change will continue to exacerbate coastal flooding on earth.
Moreover, the wobble in the Moon has always been there. But Moon’s orbit takes 18.6 years to complete. What makes this wobble more dangerous is that it will combine with the rising sea levels due to earth’s warming.