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On Key Largo, to walk to Paul Butler's house it's best to wear rubber boots. "Did you see the 'No Wake' sign?" he asks. The recently installed "No Wake" signs are for drivers, not boaters.

There are several inches of water on his street and others in this low-lying neighborhood. Butler has lived here 25 years and seen this kind of flooding before.

"It used to happen once a year during king tide, but it would only last for like a week or 10 days," he says. "This year, it's been going on for about 75 days, I think." Other neighbors put it at 80 days and counting.

The flooding here and elsewhere is happening during so-called "king tides." Those are times, mostly in the fall, when the moon's gravitational pull means tides are higher than usual.

 

 

William Sweet, an oceanographer with NOAA, released a report earlier this year warning of the increasing threat of high-tide flooding. He says unfortunately, the predictions are already coming true.

"Sea level rise, decades' worth of it has caught up," Sweet says. "These sort of garden variety events, you know, seasonal high tides, winds blowing offshore that used to not be a problem?" Now, he says, they are a problem, causing flooding in an increasing number of coastal areas.

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/11/28/783349974/this-florida-keys-neighborhood-has-been-flooded-for-nearly-3-months

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3 hours ago, STS said:

I am making fun of how it started as global warming until it got colder...then it became climate change...climate change is a much better name

First it was "global cooling".  THEN it became "global warming".

 

Now it's just "climate change". As if climates are static.

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2 minutes ago, TheKOB said:

First it was "global cooling".  THEN it became "global warming".

 

Now it's just "climate change". As if climates are static.

As if digging up / pumping gazillions of tons of carbon that has been stored underground for millions of years, and releasing it into the atmosphere in a matter of decades has zero impact on the environment. 

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20 minutes ago, Spur's Addiction said:

As if digging up / pumping gazillions of tons of carbon that has been stored underground for millions of years, and releasing it into the atmosphere in a matter of decades has zero impact on the environment. 

If only there was evidence that this was linked with the OP.

 

By the way, you know that the only mention of climate change in the article you posted was by the reporter from NPR, not any of the experts?  That's some good reporting right there.

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5 minutes ago, TheKOB said:

If only there was evidence that this was linked with the OP.

 

By the way, you know that the only mention of climate change in the article you posted was by the reporter from NPR, not any of the experts?  That's some good reporting right there.

If doesn't take Nobel prize physicist to understand that when temperature increases, ice stored in glaciers and polar caps melt, this flows into the ocean and makes the level go up.

Any 5 year old that filled their cup up to the top with tea, and then added the ice, would know that it will overflow. 

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