Moon swing could cause massive flooding
Thinking about retiring at the seaside one day? It is best to reconsider your plan. A new NASA study explains a cute-sounding phenomenon called “moon “Swing” could lead to devastating coastal flooding in the next decade.
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“In the mid-2030s, every coast of the United States will experience rapidly increasing high tide floods, when the lunar cycle will be magnified by climate change,” the report warned.
But don’t expect to catch a glimpse of a pulsating moon when you look up. The wobble refers to a period of 18.6 years, and sharp-eyed astronomers first noticed this period in 1728. During this cycle, the moon first swings in one direction, and then in the other direction. One way means lower tide, the other way means higher.As you can imagine, higher tides and rising seas will mean some very wet and destructive coastal A city that may put mankind in danger.
“We will face a double whammy,” Williams Sweet, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) oceanographer and one of the authors of the study told the Washington Post. “This means that coastal communities—unless they adapt and strengthen their defenses—may experience greater flooding than otherwise.”
In 2019 alone, NOAA tracked 600 flood Caused by high tides in the Gulf of Mexico and the East Coast. Once the moon shakes, this number will soar. NASA said that some floods may last more than a month. We will not only have floods, but also public health disasters like smelly cesspools.
The moon is now preparing for half of its cycle that is prone to flooding.If humans live another cycle of 18.6 years, the next cycle will be worse, thanks to the rise oceanIn the 2030s, Hawaii and Guam and almost all coastlines of the United States will be in trouble, except perhaps Alaska.
for research, Researchers Examined 89 coastal areas in various U.S. states and territories. They studied the astronomical cycle and predicted how the moon will affect the likelihood of tides and floods by 2080.NASA’s Sea level portal Help citizens better understand what might happen.
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