Will a Moon “Wobble” Produce Record Flooding?

by Ken Ham on July 19, 2021
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A recent study has been making headlines around the world, warning of “record flooding” in the 2030s due to a predictable and naturally occurring “wobble” in the moon’s orbit. News sites warn that “every coast in the U.S. is facing rapidly increasing high tide floods,” and that the coming “moon wobble,” coupled with (you guessed it!) climate change, will lead to “significantly damage[d] infrastructure and displace[d] communities.”

Reportedly:

the moon's orbit is responsible for periods of both higher and lower tides about every 18.6 years, and they aren't dangerous in their own right…But this time around, scientists are more concerned. With sea-level rise due to climate change, the next high tide floods are expected to be more intense and more frequent than ever before, exacerbating already grim predictions.
Much of this science is based on computer models, not actual empirical data, and therefore the models are only as good as these assumptions behind them.

But we must keep in mind when we see such “doom and gloom” in the news that much of the “science” driving climate change alarmism is based on models, that all have fallible human assumptions, that are frequently wrong (think of the many failed apocalyptic climate predictions from past decades)! Much of this science is based on computer models, not actual empirical data, and therefore the models are only as good as these assumptions behind them. And, often, those assumptions are simply wrong.

Yes, climates do change (and sea level can vary)—but much of the alarmism surrounding radical climate change claims is based on unprovable and erroneous assumptions. You can learn more about climate change in this article, “The Globe is Warming, But It’s Not Your Fault.”

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Ken

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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