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King Tides: Coming to the news, or a song, near you!

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Featured, Media Bar, Project Updates | Comments Off on King Tides: Coming to the news, or a song, near you!

King Tides: Coming to the news, or a song, near you!

A few years ago, extreme high tides weren’t often a feature of North American news. “King Tides” as we know them today have been illuminated thanks to the good work of this international network of King Tides Project organizers. We’ve noticed a significant increase in the use of the term “King Tides” by the news media. This is important, as the term itself is simple, yet interesting. You might even say it’s lyrical. In fact, the Decades After Paris music outreach project (based in Victoria, BC, Canada) has used the term in one of their songs:...

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San Francisco Residents Help Scientists Improve Sea Level Rise Models

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Featured, Media Bar, Project Updates | Comments Off on San Francisco Residents Help Scientists Improve Sea Level Rise Models

San Francisco Residents Help Scientists Improve Sea Level Rise Models

In January, California King Tides partnered with USGS and the Our Coast, Our Future project to collect king tide photos from specific locations around the Bay Area.  The pictures people took are helping scientists better understand which areas are most at risk of flooding and future sea level rise.  Researchers are comparing photos of the high tide against computer simulations of flooding to see how well these simulations match reality. This was a fun, easy way for everyday people to provide important information that will help future sea level rise adaptation planning efforts in the Bay...

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Citing king tides and sea level rise as a threat, Kiribati man seeks refugee status

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Media Attention | Comments Off on Citing king tides and sea level rise as a threat, Kiribati man seeks refugee status

It could be a landmark case: no pun intended. A Kiribati man, his wife and three children are among millions of potential future refugees from rising sea levels is currently seeking this status in New Zealand. Article in the Vancouver Sun: Kiribati man seeks refugee status over climate change effects While experts say the case is a long shot, it certainly does raise the level of dialogue on the impacts to society from climate change induced sea level rise. How will the world cope with human migrations that result? Related articles ‘Climate refugee’ fighting to stay in New Zealand...

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Witness #KingTides on Flickr!

Posted by on Jun 1, 2013 in Project Updates | Comments Off on Witness #KingTides on Flickr!

        International King Tides, a gallery on Flickr.   Most of the initiatives around the world rely on social media platforms for sharing images of King Tides. There is no hard and fast rule on this – but most are using Flickr photo sharing.   The best part (I think) about this tool is that the licensing of each photo is easy to set up. This is because we encourage wide sharing – so photos should be creative commons where possible.   You can search #kingtides on Flickr and under an advanced search, choose creative commons. These photos will...

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Our new hub for International King Tides activity!

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in Project Updates | Comments Off on Our new hub for International King Tides activity!

We’re very excited to announce this hub for King Tides initiatives around the world! We are a little under construction at the moment… so please excuse the typos and cryptic text. In the mean time, catch up with King Tides organizers and photographers on twitter via the #kingtides hashtag. Cheers! The King Tides International Hub team Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Reddit (Opens in new...

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