18.07.2021 – 18:46
According to the latest NASA study, floods as we have seen in recent days in a part of Europe, will be an even bigger problem in the near future.
NASA experts warn that coastal cities will face even greater flooding in the future, starting in 2030. But the forecast extends in total for the next 70 years.
The study, entitled “Rapid Growth and Extreme Forecasting for Floods” talks about sea levels in US coastal cities but applies to the whole world.
“In the coming decades, sea levels that will continue to rise due to global warming will cause major floods. “And what we’ve discovered is that the risk of flooding is going to be really high, especially in the next decade, from 2030 to 2040,” said Ben Hamlington of NASA.
The most endangered according to the study, are coastal cities.
“We know that sea level rise is a problem but in the future it will be an even bigger problem. We have made our projections for sea level by 2100. What we have ascertained is a dramatic increase in sea level and the impact this will have, mainly in coastal cities in the next decade. There will be a lot of flooding. We will have to learn to live with this phenomenon, to adapt and take action, this will be part of life, I always talk about communities living in coastal areas. “
According to NASA, the cause of this situation is also what is known as the “Moon Shake” or regular lunar cycle.
“We know that sea level rise is due to global warming. But we have also considered the other factors and focused on one of them in particular. It is about what we call the “node cycle”, which is the orientation or connection of the moon with the earth and the proximity between them, which changes from year to year. “
Experts have a suggestion. In anticipation of adapting to a completely different lifestyle, they suggest architects, urban planners and central and local authorities draw up urban plans to deal with such natural disasters, which are likely to be more frequent from the next decade. . According to the team that designed the study, the areas that will face the most with the phenomenon of storms and floods are the Asian ones.