The NASA, following a collaboration with the University of Hawaii, released a study – which was later published in the journal Nature Climate Change – regarding a possible future catastrophe which will take place during the course of 2030 and which will affect the Earth, but also the Moon.
In particular, the study talks about floods; but let’s see in detail the study carried out and also why NASA foresees some catastrophic floods in 2030.
The NASA study in collaboration with the University of Hawaii
The study published in the journal Nature Climate Change predict a next one wobble of the Moon in its orbit from which catastrophic floods could arise that will hit the Earth with repercussions that – to date – are difficult to predict.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – also known by the acronym NOAA – had already reported 600 floods due to similar phenomena during the course of 2019. This time, however, the situation would seem to be more serious than in past times.
Indeed, the coincidence that there will be in 2030 between the fort sea level rise and a particular lunar cycle, may cause some known coastal cities to begin a long period of dramatic events that could last up to 10 years.
The risks of lunar oscillation
The phenomenon known as lunar wobble it is a natural cycle of the Moon during which the tides can be affected by a greater or lesser intensity.
The effects ofgravitational pull of the Moon on planet Earth they are currently quite underestimated, but could come to produce serious effects on many places in the world when the sea level will be higher, especially in the periods in which the Moon and Earth will come into line with the Sun.
While the Sea Level Change Team NASA is starting to provide basic information in order to prevent and protect both the environment and the cities along the coasts, the phenomenon is also being studied to fully understand its dynamics.
What NASA says about the “catastrophic floods” of 2030
Bill Nelson, the NASA administrator and spokesperson for the news, announced that the areas most at risk are those very low and close to sea level which are already, increasingly often, places of flooding.
The combination of sea level rise, the gravitational pull of the Moon and climate change will inevitably lead – according to the predictions carried out by the study published in Nature Climate Change – to a series of catastrophic events.
Not just one, then: it is important to emphasize that we are talking about one series of events which could last for years and thus be considered almost as a phase in the history of the Earth.
How often will floods come
The research assistant at the University of Hawaii and lead author of the study, Phil Thompson, he was alarmed not to take this discovery under his breath. Sometimes, in fact, given the lower concern that floods currently arouse compared to other climatic phenomena such as hurricanes, there is a risk of underestimating the situation.
In fact, as Phil Thompson specifies, if the floods start to show up with a going frequency 10 to 15 times a month, the problem becomes difficult to solve. A problem that today does not seem to cause too much concern, it is not certain that in the future it cannot be harmful and this is what the study on Nature Climate Change regarding the “Catastrophic floods” in 2030.
L’alert, however, is launched: now it will be up to possible future investigations by scholars to understand the implications and – above all – to Governments evaluate prevention and targeted action on climate change, overheating e environment, in order to avoid disasters larger than man can contain.