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The Future of Sea Level Rise: Snap a Photo, Join the King Tides Initiative

The public photo submission initiative has been held since 2010 to demonstrate the possible impacts of sea level rise and climate change.

The California King Tides Initiative is challenging people to take pictures of high tide near the coast and share them to show the possible ramifications of climate change and sea level rise Wednesday to Friday this week.

Global sea levels are projected to increase 3 to 9 inches by 2030 and 7 to 19 inches by 2050, according to a study by the National Academy of Sciences.

A king tide is an above average high tide. In Malibu, the tide reached about 7 feet Wednesday and Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. The tide is expected to peak near 7.16 feet at 8:21 a.m. Friday.

The initiative will continue in 2013 with king tide events expected Jan. 9-11 and Feb. 7-9.

Visit Californiakingtides.org for more information on how to share pictures and see other images.

Saltwater December 14, 2012 at 03:46 PM
This is one the stupidest things I've ever heard of. In the first place global warming, climate change including global cooling, the rising and falling of sea levels along with geological changes on the planet have been taking place for eons. If you live too close to the water that's your problem.
John December 14, 2012 at 07:07 PM
I understand that the earth has a violent past, but global warming is caused from pollution. You are defending corporations from polluting the earth by your statement. Not sure if you realize that.
Saltwater December 15, 2012 at 08:33 PM
I'm neither defending or accusing anyone of anything except for making a stupid premise. And if one cause of global warming is an excess of carbon dioxide then we need to outlaw all the volcano's on the planet. I'm putting you in charge of that.
Cece Stein December 15, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Faster than sea levels are rising is the detrimental effect from urbanization that prevents replenishment of our disappearing beach sands, ie: dams, flood control basins, concrete culverts, parking lots, streets, hwys, residential/commercial development and unnatural landscaping. http://climate2.jpl.nasa.gov/SeaLevelQuiz/quiz.html

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