This one picture sums up climate change's growing role in coastal flooding

This one picture sums up climate change's growing role in coastal flooding

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Boston is bearing the brunt of its second major nor’easter in two months, and it’s a beast of a storm. 

The city experienced its third-highest storm tide on record on Friday morning at 14.67 feet. On Friday night, it’s likely to come close to, tie, or more likely, eclipse it’s all-time highest storm tide set during the “Bomb Cyclone” on Jan. 4.  The record tide will be caused by a combination of about 5 feet of storm surge, astronomical high tides, high waves, and long-term sea level rise. 

The storm, which underwent an unusually rapid period of intensification known as bombogenesis on Friday, meaning that its minimum central air pressure plummeted by at least 24 millibars in 24 hours, is extreme even by the standards of New England’s long history of powerful winter storms known as nor’easters.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable | This one picture sums up climate change's growing role in coastal flooding

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