A NASA study has predicted massive flooding on Earth in the 2030s. It is said that sea levels will rise exponentially. It said that a wobble in the Moon’s orbit will lead to a rise in the levels. This will cause devastating floods. It also said that climate change will affect sea levels. When combined, it will cause massive destruction. The agency said that extreme weather events on the Moon will affect humanity. Such flooding currently occurs in coastal areas. Tide reaches beyond 2 feet above the average high tide. The study said that such events will become frequent in the 2030s and would become much more problematic. It will inundate roads, cities, and homes. It will directly affect businesses and everyday life.
NASA said that the menace is called nuisance floods. It will become more frequent by the mid-2030s. The United States will also be worst affected by the menace. A majority of coastline in the country will witness three to four times increase in high tides throughout the decade. It warned that low-lying areas will be at risk and the situation will only become worse. NASA administrator Bill Nelson said that the combination of the Moon’s gravitational pull and climate change will result in massive flooding across the world. Moon directly influences the tides. However, its power to pull is not the same every year. The moon has a wobble in its orbit which lasts a little more than 18.5 years.
According to NASA, the regular tides are suppressed in half of the 18 years. The high and low tides are lower than the normal range. In the remaining period, the phenomenon is reversed. The agency said that the cycle is next expected in the 2030s. Floods are getting worse across the world due to climate change. People living along coastal areas are at high-risk areas. This is also causing land sinkage. According to the World Resources Institute, around 150 million people are likely to be hit by floods by the end of the decade. It is said that coastal flooding will cause major disruptions to life and livelihoods. The latest findings caution and warn people to begin planning to minimize damages.