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High Surf warning (Original Post) YoshidaYui Dec 2023 OP
Strap in kids, this is just the beginning. progressoid Dec 2023 #1
I'm just 100 feet away from the ocean, but up on a bluff. It's crazy below me. CoopersDad Dec 2023 #2

progressoid

(50,052 posts)
1. Strap in kids, this is just the beginning.
Fri Dec 29, 2023, 12:45 PM
Dec 2023
Surf's up! Wave heights increase on California's coast as climate warms

The study, published Tuesday in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, looked at nearly a century's worth of data and found that the average height of winter waves has grown by about a foot since 1969. The number of storm events that produced waves greater than 13 feet in height has also increased, the study found.

In that same time, the burning of fossil fuels has contributed to an increase in average global temperatures by more than 1 degree Fahrenheit.

"This is just another indication that overall average wave heights have increased significantly since 1970 — since the advent of the upward trend in global warming," said Peter Bromirski, researcher emeritus at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the study's author.

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https://www.npr.org/2023/08/01/1191216362/surfs-up-wave-heights-increase-on-californias-coasts-as-climate-warms

CoopersDad

(2,208 posts)
2. I'm just 100 feet away from the ocean, but up on a bluff. It's crazy below me.
Fri Dec 29, 2023, 04:20 PM
Dec 2023

I live on this street and had walked down to talk the these same deputies.

It's bad but not as bad as in January, President Biden came out after that one.

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