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Are Astronomical High Tides being enhanced by Global Warming?

Indonesia
According to a report, abnormally high astronomical high tides are expected Tuesday and Wednesday. This is an 18-year semi-annual tide cycle and is caused by the alignment and the closeness of the sun and moon.

The World Bank says this particular high tide period will be enhanced due to slowly rising seas from global warming, which will cause higher swells. More importantly, according to some, Jarkarta, which is the Capital, is sinking at an annual rate of two inches per year, mainly due to excessive ground water extraction. Over the past three decades Jakarta has sunk a total of seven feet! That cannot be good.

Officials predict homes as far as a mile inland will be impacted by the high tides. Previous exceptional high tides brought the water up to the rooftops in some areas.


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