An 18.6-year lunar cycle is believed to change how the tides affect the mixing of water in the oceans, and could mean we breach 1.5°C of global warming sooner
29 April 2022
The moon appears to be having a small effect on Earth’s changing climate that could hasten the point at which the world’s 1.5°C climate target is breached.
The angle of the moon’s orbital plane relative to the equator changes in a predictable 18.6-year cycle, but it wasn’t known what impact this has on Earth’s surface temperatures.
In a modelling study, Ed Hawkins at the University of Reading, UK and his …