California ‘King Tides’ Hit; Are Rising Sea Levels A Sign Of Climate Change?

International Business Times: Starting Monday, Californians can expect high tides to reach higher than normal. The arrival of the West Coast’s annual “king tides,” a twice-yearly phenomenon that brings occasional flooding, signals the alignment of the sun and moon, which creates maximum pull on the Earth’s oceans. From Dec. 30 until about Jan. 2, California’s high tides will peak at an estimated 7.1 feet above average low tide, a National Weather Service representative told KPCC Radio. That’s about 1.5 feet higher than Los......

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