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Does the moon have any effect on "Global Warming"?

From what I remember in school, the moon orbiting Earth keeps Earth's axis on a stable degree. Each year the moon slowly inches away from the Earth by a small amount. Could that small change in location throw the Earth's axis off such a small amount that we cannot detect, yet enough to change some weather patterns over a period of time?


I'm not saying the cause of global warming today, but could it, in the future, cause Earth's axis to change so drastically that weather patterns will change?

4 Answers

  • cosmo
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    However, Milankovich cycles are an astronomical effect that causes ice ages. The moon tends to counteract and stabilize the Milankovich cycles and so may actually keep the climate more stable.

    The current global warming is quite definitely man-made, as shown by the isotope ratios of CO in the atmosphere.

  • 9 years ago

    The earth's changes in temperature periodically, the moon is constantly moving away.

    There is no correlation.

  • 9 years ago

    No the moon is doing what all others said and even helping keep out atmosphere from diluting and no its Co2 emissions that cause global warming..

  • ?
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    the changes you are referring take thousands of years. The Earth axis does change, it's called precession and causes long term climate changes like ice ages. look up Milankovitch cycles, and they are detectable

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