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Gravity Sucks

'King tide' photographs show reality beats hyperbole in climate debate | Leo Hickman | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Trying to create visual representations of what our climate futures might look like is always a taxing and delicate task. Computer-generated images of our familiar coastal cities inundated with sea water certainly attract attention, but they also – quite rightly, perhaps – get slammed for being "alarmist", especially if they are imagined around worst-case predictions.
Within this context, it is worth noting a new photography project being orchestrated by British Columbia's Ministry of Environment in Canada.

King Tides (also known as perigean spring tides) are extreme high tide events that occur when the sun and moon's gravitation forces reinforce one another at times of the year when the moon is closest to the earth. They happen twice a year, but they are typically more dramatic during the winter due to the low pressure cells in the atmosphere that also exert a gravitational pull on the water.

Next week how birds fly by creating gravity above their wings.

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Perhaps they imagine the low pressure cell is a black hole sucking everything into it. I would have thought the tide would be out when that happens. This is the trouble with taking these things as having any physical meaning you just run out of ideas.

Well, I've lived near the waterfront in BC for three years, and the spring and neap tides appear as far up the shoreline as usual, and the low tides? Well, they're pretty much the same year to year too.

To quote the Daily Mash; The Guardian. Wrong about everything. All the time.

Hey if you aren't Canadian, you can't knock it. Wotta buncha crap!!

"This new learning amazes me, Sir Bedevere. Explain to me again how we know the Earth to be pear-shaped."

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