Is the end of the world near? Climate change and a special lunar cycle will cause catastrophic floods due to high tide in the middle of the 2030s, according to a projection by NASA’s Sea Level Change Science Team at the University of Hawaii, USA. The POT stated that this is the first study to take into account all known oceanic and astronomical causes of flooding.
The scientists specified that currently many cities on the Atlantic coast of the United States already face frequent high-tide flooding due to the rise in sea level caused by global warming and the melting of glaciers and melting ice in the north of the planet.
NASA warned that rising sea levels and tides will worsen flooding in the next decade, affecting millions of people around the world, as well as possibly the loss of thousands of lives, this because the rains will last more than a month, depending on the position of the Moon, the Earth and the Sun, specifically.
The floods will be just the beginning, says NASA
Researchers have determined that these events they will only be the tip of the iceberg, as it is necessary to take into account the 18.6-year cycle of the Moon, because right now we are in the middle of the cycle that suppresses the Earth’s regular daily tides: high tides are lower than normal and low tides are higher than normal.
But in the next half, what will start around the year 2035 and will last almost two decades, the tides will amplify and this, linked to the constant rise in sea level, will cause devastating consequences, since according to projections there will be floods in groups that last a month or more, depending on the positions of the Moon, the Earth and the Sun .
“It’s the long-term effect that will have an impact,” said Phil Thompson, an assistant professor at the University of Hawaii and lead author of the new study. He added that these floods will involve less water than those caused by storms and hurricanes, but “if it floods 10 or 15 times a month, a business cannot continue to operate underwater. People lose their jobs because they cannot go to work. Wells become a public health problem, “he mentioned.
In this regard, Ben Hamlington, co-author of the study and leader of the NASA Sea Level Change Team, said that what was said in his analysis is not an apocalyptic writing, but is to prevent governments and populations, because “from From a planning perspective, it is important to know when we will see an increase “to avoid massive loss of life.