a thread, because everyone is confused.

The Moon goes through a cycle every 18.6 years, called lunar nodal precession. It has done this for millions of years. It will continue to do this for millions more (unless we succeed in destroying the Moon somehow).

As always, the real disaster is us.

As the lunar nodal precession cycle advances, it sometimes leads to higher high tides, and other times it leads to lower high tides. Right now, we're at a point in the Moon's place in the cycle which tends to diminish the reach of high tide, **which masks sea level rise**.

After the year 2025 and through the year 2035, the Moon will begin making high tides *higher* than they would ordinarily be without its influence. That's what all these news stories are about.

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