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There's a Wobble in the Moon's Orbit. That's Not Good.


Yahoo -High tides will get even higher as the sea level rises due to climate change.



  • The moon's 18.6-year "wobble" will also affect the rising tides.

  • Altogether, these factors will lead to more "nuisance flood" days per year.

Thanks to rising sea levels and a wobble in the moon's orbit, the 2030s will be marked by a record number of high-tide floods around the coastal United States, scientists warn in a new paper.

So-called "nuisance floods" occur when tides rise between 1.75 and 2 feet above the daily average high tide, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). These kinds of floods may not be as extreme as those caused by hurricanes or other natural disasters, but they can still cause water to back up into basements and gurgle from sewage drains. NOAA reports that more...READ MORE


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