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NASA is forecasting that the second half of an oscillation now underway in the moon's orbit -- a moon wobble, as reported in many media outlets -- will significantly increase sunny day flooding at high tide in U.S. coastal areas. San Francisco, for example, is likely to see a 5x increase in high-tide flooding by 2030. "But 'it’s the accumulated effect over time that will have an impact,' study lead author Phil Thompson, an assistant professor at the University of Hawaii, said in a statement. 'If it floods 10 or 15 times a month, a business can’t keep operating with its parking lot under water. People lose their jobs because they can’t get to work. Seeping cesspools become a public health issue.'" www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article252736353.html
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