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I don’t know if it’s being forced to watch the frequency at which deeper and more widespread saltwater inundation is impacting some neighborhoods in South Florida, or if it’s the inner demons released when teenagers like #Greta admonish adults, but this fall ...

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I’ve had an inordinate number of, um, skeptics (I’m trying to be kind) bending themselves into pretzels trying to contradict what we in #miami and Fort Lauderdale are plainly seeing with our own eyes:

the cities are under siege from the surging seas.

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They throw around all their expertly-gathered (#sarcasm) alternative facts, like “what do you expect when you build on a swamp?” Let me enlighten you:

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Very bad timing for a nouveau #LaborDayHurricane

Risk of flooding with a storm surge at high tide is greatest when full/new moon happens around perigee (when the Moon is at its closest to Earth). Some of the highest astronomical tides of the year are this weekend.
As an example here’s Miami’s Virginia Key water level predictions (using it only because it’s readily available to me via @BMcNoldy and not because I’m forecasting it to come to #Miami). Basically it’s “shoulder King Tide season”. Labor Day is 2 Sept

(perigee graphic @rtphokie)
@BMcNoldy @rtphokie I would also add that because of #ClimateChange the rate of #sealevelrise has accelerated. In Virginia Key, sea level is 5 inches higher today than 25 years ago. #Florida’s Atlantic coastal cities can now see deeper storm surges penetrating further inland. Pic via @ClimateCentral
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In case folks didn't realize, many African countries are REALLY big.
1. Nigeria over USA
2. California in Africa
Also, India is huge. It would stretch from the tip of Florida up to Nova Scotia, and almost to Newfoundland! 😮
And as always, DO NOT underestimate the amount of ice in Antarctica and Greenland. Combined, they are bigger than USA, Mexico and the rest of Central America combined.

I'd really like to keep them from melting and flooding my home.
#climatecrisis #sealevelrise #SLR #lotsofice
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#NSPNsymposium18 @yfortiss starts off the session on Rebuilding Sustainable & Resilient #PuertoRico thru #Science @scipolnetwork
@SEPANYC

w/ @Sefini @sloan_kettering, Juan Ramirez @aaas @nahjUPRRP, and @fcoloninFL of Jasperi Consulting and former advisor to US Dept of State
Ramirez shows #NSPNsymposium18 the striking and dramatic impact of the #PuertoRico hurricane, and the impact on services and #infrastructure. Power was a prominent lasting impact. Cellphone signal was out for days, but once back the people got to work 💪
Pix of the student centre & research building at the university @nahjUPRRP soon after the hurricane in #PuertoRico, taken by Ramirez. Just over a year later, the regular semester and the natural beauty of the campus has returned 👏 #NSPNsymposium18
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Steeling myself with a strong coffee to sit down and read major new report on avoiding dangerous #climatechange (@IPCC_CH #SR15, available here: ipcc.ch/report/sr15/). My takes to follow (1/n)
As always, the #peerreview effort by @IPCC_CH is Herculean. A couple hundred volunteer scientists read & cited 6,000+ studies to support conclusions w/ evidence. Responded to 42,001 comments in 3 rounds of review. The most robust process there is to establish scientific consensus
Now, this #SR15 report title is descriptive, but doesn't exactly roll off the tongue...
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