Interactive Map: Climate Change Behind High Tide Floods Nov. 13 to Nov. 16
A large full moon called a “supermoon” pulled tides higher from Sunday [November 13] until Wednesday [November 16] triggering the latest episode of sweeping coastal flooding. Such floods are most common in the spring and the fall. As high tides in the spring and fall have been causing worsening floods, people have taken to calling them “king tides.”
Out of 15 floods caused by high tides at locations monitored with tide gauges, a Climate Central analysis of federal data found 12 were driven by the effects of greenhouse gas pollution on sea levels.