The Moon is “oscillating”: why it is a problem for the Earth

The oscillations in the Moon's orbit interact disastrously with the consequences of the greenhouse effect: what is at risk for the Earth.

It is not so much the Moon that is the problem, as climate change. Because our satellite has always recorded oscillations, observed for the first time in the eighteenth century and measured, today, according to an interval of 18.6 years. Instead, the seas have never been so "full". It is, in the latter case, a naturally anomalous phenomenon and caused by human activity on Earth, related to greenhouse gases and, therefore, related to climate change.

If all the water in the seas is already on the edge of the structures that we have built to contain it, it is clear that the oscillation of the Moon, then the rise of the tides of 45 to 60 centimeters, due to astral movements, represents, today, a problem that before the rise in temperatures we could have ignored.

How are mini-floods related to climate change

The alarm was launched by NASA scientists and put in black on white in the journal Nature Climate Change. For the authors of the research, these will not be apocalyptic floods, such as those that occur after a tsunami, but alterations in tidal levels that can penetrate basements and bubble sewage.

These mini-floods could also come in groups, then concentrated in the space of a few days. "It's the accumulated effect over time that will have an impact," said the study's lead author, Phil Thompson. "If it floods 10 or 15 times a month," the researcher explained, "a company can't continue to operate with its parking lot underwater. People lose their jobs because they can't get to work. Seepage from cesspools becomes a public health problem."

When will the mini-flood wave occur

The effects of lunar oscillations have been observed by scholars taking into account human settlements on the U.S. coast. Of course, the impeccable rhythm of the movement of celestial bodies also allows us to know with certainty when the situation will require maximum attention: it will be in the 30s, in short, the next decade. A date not too far away.

The greenhouse effect is a problem for many reasons, and also very valid: for example, it increases the humidity in the air, which is more annoying than heat, of course, but it can also be deadly. Climate change is also a problem for all living things on Earth: including the bees, which Germany is trying to save in public gardens.

Giuseppe Giordano