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Forum Post: On the front lines of global climate change

Posted 7 years ago on Oct. 17, 2012, 3:28 p.m. EST by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL
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[-] 1 points by BetsyRoss (-744) 7 years ago

"Right now, the moon is a little closer than normal and during the morning, lines up with the sun to produce a greater pull on the oceans. Because South Florida’s storm water system depends on gravity to drain excess water to the ocean, these high tides can also flow back up into the drainage systems along the coast and canals, flooding streets and other areas.

This pull can be predicted as easily as the time of sun rise or moon phase. Tuesday’s peak tide took place around 9:49 a.m. Wednesday was 10:39 a.m. and Thursday’s will be at 11:31 a.m."

[-] 1 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 7 years ago

Yes, the moon causes the peaks. And during those peaks, we're under water.

This is a relatively new phenomenon for a town that was founded on an artificial island in 1915. It didn't happen from 1915 through about 2009.

[-] 0 points by VQkag2 (16478) 7 years ago

Aaaaah so it's all good? no prob?

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 7 years ago

I hope you can still afford insurance in the future.

A long time ago, I predicted this exact insurance scenario.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/10/17/re-insurer-climate-change-played-a-role-in-natural-disaster-spike/

I see you still use the propagandized term, "climate change".

Perhaps the threatened collapse of the insurance pyramid, will finally bring about the changes needed to at least slow it down some?

Nothing else has gotten their attention.

[-] 1 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 7 years ago

Wind storm insurance is actually a lot harder to get here than flood insurance.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 7 years ago

Florida? Subject to high wind and storm conditions?

Only since we found her.................LOL

It will be interesting to see how risk mangers adjust to warming climate conditions, and remember, a sudden shift in ocean currents can create weather patterns of their own. That could make a place really dry, really wet, really hot, or really cold. All of a sudden.

It never was only about the air, it was always about the planet.