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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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5 minutes ago, Spur's Addiction said:

So no comment on the actual article of coastal town getting flooded.  Just smart-ass response. 

Oh wow, a small island a couple of feet above sea level is experiencing flooding.  We should hit the panic button.

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while I agree that this is a problem, when you buy in a floodplain it stands to reason that you are at the mercy of Mother Nature

 

Sea level changes, settling of shitty fill dirt foundations and lack of gravity to help drain would make me think twice in buying in a coastal area

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Trump saying climate change is a hoax invented by the Chinese to damage American manufacturing would be one  of the most ignorant things said by a politician in modern times

if it wasn’t topped by the near daily ignorant comments he makes on every other subject 

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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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