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Due to the enlarged Lunar core, the gravitational pull from Luna is 2 times stronger than it is in OTL. Thus, higher tides are produced. But this goes the same for Luna as well. Initially, there weren't many meteors impacting Luna to create oceans of water, but Earth's gravity helped raise the water levels to what are seen normally.
Because of the stronger gravity, stronger tides are produced. This effect in turn flooded many islands that were closest to sea level. Many countries situated by oceans, lakes or seas are the most vulnerable to high tides. For hundreds of years this was normal, until scientists noticed a decrease in polar ice caps and an increase in tides and flooding. They soon realized that this was due to an extensive burning of fossil fuel and deforestation. As water levels rose, more and more islands near the new sea level were being engulfed in water. Worried about floodings, tsunamis, hurricanes, etc., more and more inhabitants living on coastal islands and situated around country shores were moving inland, making less available housing and jobs for overpopulated cities. Less and less land was available as time went on and as more greenhouse gases were being entered into the Earth's atmosphere. It was then that president Ronald Reagan proposed that the habitable moon Luna would provide enough land for millions to live on, introducing the Lunar Colonization movement.
Land with coastal issues are especially vulnerable to oil spills. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry. Islands near sea level were almost engulfed in oil, of course due to Luna's gravity causing high tides.
Highest temperatures per continent
|Africa/On Earth||57.8 °C (136 °F)||Al 'Aziziyah, Libya||1922-09-13.|
|North America||56.7 °C (134 °F)||Death Valley, California, USA||1913-07-10|
|Asia||54.0 °C (129 °F)||Mitraba, Kuwait||2010-06-15|
|Oceania||50.7 °C (123 °F)||Oodnadatta, South Australia, Australia||1960-01-02|
|Europe||48.0°C (118.4°F)||Athens, Greece||1977-07-10|
|South America||49.1 °C (120.4 °F)||Villa de María, Argentina||1920-01-02|
|Antarctica||14.6 °C (59 °F)||Vanda Station, Scott Coast||1974-01-05|
|South Pole||−13.6 °C (7.5 °F)||Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station||1978-12-27|
When Luna was still a developing moon, the Great Meteor Shower brought along trace amounts of water with each meteor that hit, which eventually turned puddles into oceans, but this couldn't happen without the Earth's gravity. Earth's gravity was the one thing that helped bring tides as high as the oceans are currently on Luna.
The temperature is colder than it is on Earth. There were only a small amount of volcanoes on Luna, and they had only existed for a few million years before the core cooled. This meant that the average Lunar temperature is only 10-15 °C (50-59 °F.) The temperature was raised after fossil fuels were used after about 100 years. The greenhouse gases had mostly traveled to the two poles of Luna. The highest recorded temperature was in Merkili, at 36.6 °C (97.9 °F), which is uninhabitable for most lunans (this led the lunans to ban fossil fuels and find a fuel, a superconductor.) The discovery of the two hottest areas (that are average temperatures for humans) was key in finding the perfect habitable locations for human living.
Highest temperatures per country
|Merkili||36.6 °C (97.9 °F)||Kar Terligi||c. 1891|
|Tilkini||33.4 °C (92.1 °F)||Ewetalu||c. 1887|
|Yukast||32.9 °C (91.2 °F)||Veratuba||c. 1884|
|Dotua||30.1 °C (86.18 °F)||Baxsinul||c. 1879|
|Funguep||29.8°C (85.64 °F)||Aguzti||c. 1872|
|Zequeli||27.5 °C (81.5 °F)||Vilu||c. 1868|
|Fuelro||25.2 °C (77.4 °F)||Guretti||c. 1863|
|Poyutu||22.9 °C (73.22 °F)||Yemir||c. 1857|
|Arteki||20.1 °C (68.18 °F)||Vuezue||c. 1848|
|Tryll||19.9 °C (59 °F)||Re Vanteyu||c. 1839|
|Reyulet||19.6 °C (59 °F)||Sayul||c. 1837|
|Terwaa||-3.6 °C (25.5 °F)||Panuwathi||c. 1846|