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High tides bring S.F. Bay Area flooding
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 13, 2012 | Will Kane

Posted on 12/13/2012 8:25:20 PM PST by artichokegrower

Susan Schwartz already drives a Prius and has solar panels on her home. But the 69-year-old Berkeley woman still doesn't think she's doing enough to stop global warming.

On Thursday and Friday, Schwartz will join hundreds of other Bay Area residents to document the spectacularly high tides lapping at shores and seawalls across the region. The tides aren't new - they happen every year - but this week a coalition of government and nonprofit advocates hopes the photos will draw attention to the rising seas.

The photos of the king tides will be collected online on Twitter, Facebook and Flickr and will offer the most compelling preview of what scientists say the Bay Area could look like in 2070, when the sea level is expected to be as much as 3 feet higher than it is now, organizers said.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: algorism; globalbaloney; stupidity
High tides. Happens every year. Must be global warming.
1 posted on 12/13/2012 8:25:23 PM PST by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

It looks like Bruce and his pals better keep their guitars tuned up. We might need another concert.


2 posted on 12/13/2012 8:29:03 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I feel sad for my once great country. We deserve everything that is about to happen to us.)
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To: artichokegrower

San Fran Sicko has needed a good hosing down for a long time.


3 posted on 12/13/2012 8:32:11 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: artichokegrower

If the fault line shifts and dips all of SF in the bay permanently can we say it was glo-bull warming?


4 posted on 12/13/2012 8:42:02 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (SAVE THE SUMATRAN RAT MONKEY!)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

SF built on hills. Unlikely to be too much flooding there. Other
Bay Area communities not so much.


5 posted on 12/13/2012 8:48:35 PM PST by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: artichokegrower
(All times UTC)

Lunar perigee (closest approach to the earth for the month and second closest of the year): Dec 12 23:15 357073 km

New Moon: 2012 Dec 13 8:42

Perihelion (closest approach of the earth to the sun): 2013 Jan 2 5:00

Without a hint of global warming, this would be one hell of a high tide. With global warming it will be about an inch higher.

6 posted on 12/13/2012 8:49:11 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: Sivad

“King tides themselves are the highest high tides of the year”

Being San Francisco wouldn’t they be Queen Tides?


7 posted on 12/13/2012 8:58:55 PM PST by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

If she’s really committed, Susan should go down on the shore and hold those big tides back to prevent them hitting San Fransissysko.


8 posted on 12/13/2012 9:04:30 PM PST by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Rembrandt

If Susan was really committed she knows what she needs to do to permanently remove her carbon footprint.


9 posted on 12/13/2012 9:08:48 PM PST by A message
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To: artichokegrower

“Being San Francisco wouldn’t they actually be Queen tides?”

Not if they are King “tourist” Tides and don’t stay long.

BTW when I mentioned SF wouldn’t be hit too hard by flooding
I was thinking relative to the destruction caused by Sandy. Of
course anyone who loses property is going to see it differently.


10 posted on 12/13/2012 9:17:47 PM PST by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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“Being San Francisco wouldn’t they actually be Queen tides?”

Not if they are King “tourist” Tides and don’t stay long.

BTW when I mentioned SF wouldn’t be hit too hard by flooding
I was thinking relative to the destruction caused by Sandy. Of
course anyone who loses property is going to see it differently.


11 posted on 12/13/2012 9:18:19 PM PST by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: artichokegrower

If the tide would rise about 300 feet along the California coast, things would improve.


12 posted on 12/13/2012 9:23:27 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: artichokegrower

I remember reading a story a few yrs back from this same paper, which cited 2 studies of the effects of global warming on California. One study said increased flooding and the other said increased droughts. Of course, the writer never bothered to question this obvious contradiction.


13 posted on 12/13/2012 9:23:43 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Your tattoo looks stupid.)
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To: artichokegrower

Same high tides in John Wayne’s Balboa Bay and Dana Rohrabacher’s Huntington Harbour, in the OC, a Red County.


14 posted on 12/13/2012 9:30:18 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: artichokegrower

There is an paved underwater road that leads out into SF Bay perpendicular to Alameda Beach at the Park. I recall this road was flooded over in 1930`s ?? If so then SF global warming is 70 years too late.


15 posted on 12/13/2012 9:31:24 PM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: artichokegrower
Susan Schwartz already drives a Prius and has solar panels on her home. But the 69-year-old Berkeley woman still doesn't think she's doing enough to stop global warming.

The only solution left is for her to stop expelling CO2 from her lungs.

16 posted on 12/13/2012 10:13:30 PM PST by PGR88
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So this rare tide comes, the sea level goes up 9 feet more than average, and a couple parking lots are flooded. So lets spend trillions to fight off a couple inches of sea level rise from “global warming.”. how about we just pave a few more parking lots and move on.


17 posted on 12/13/2012 10:18:46 PM PST by MrShoop
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

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18 posted on 12/13/2012 10:22:17 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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The tides aren't new - they happen every year - but this week a coalition of government and nonprofit advocates hopes the photos will draw attention to the rising seas.

If they happen (in the same way) every year, then there's no evidence that the seas are rising.

19 posted on 12/13/2012 10:26:25 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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Put another way, they are intentionally misrepresenting a routine, annual occurrence (which is to say, the 1-year flood plane boundary) as a catastrophic, human-caused disaster that trillions of dollars worth of economic output should be sacrificed in order to prevent. Which it won’t, because the tides will happen anyway, even if all carbon combustion ceased immediately.


20 posted on 12/13/2012 10:32:28 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: artichokegrower

This is ridiculous!

I would surmise that the areas flooded by these tides are the areas filled in with the wreckage resulting from the 1906 earthquake. The bayshore areas around the City of San Francisco are all the result of fill dumped into the bay.

A similiar story for Astoria, Oregon. The original rivershore is now distant from the Columbia River. The City of Astoria (incorporated in 1812), experienced a fire and much of the wreckage was dumped along the river as fill.

US Hwy.30, where it passes through Astoria, Oregon, is built on that rivershore fill.


21 posted on 12/14/2012 12:36:11 AM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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High tides, full moon, wet weather = flooding along the coastlines.

Every year I used to watch TV reporters ans reporterettes stand in the water and "BROADCAST LIVE" from the flooding along PCH in Huntington Beach, California. Locals would set on the deck at the West Bay Cafe and hoot at them...loudly.
22 posted on 12/14/2012 1:07:27 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: truth_seeker

see post #22....happens every year.


23 posted on 12/14/2012 1:09:32 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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Susan Schwartz already drives a Prius and has solar panels on her home. But the 69-year-old Berkeley woman still doesn’t think she’s doing enough to stop global warming.


Susan can’t can’t control the ocean tides with her solar panels and Prius? The Greenie god is failing her?


24 posted on 12/14/2012 6:25:10 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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