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Quixote1818's Journal
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June 26, 2021

Trump Organization Braces For Possible Criminal Charges Next Week

As the video says. This is only the beginning! LOL

June 26, 2021

More reports that sea water was in the condo's foundation in this video

Sea water rotting rebar in the columns.

June 26, 2021

Sea level rise due to climate change eyed as contributing factor in Miami-area building collapse

Yahoo News

David Knowles·Senior Editor
Fri, June 25, 2021, 11:21 AM·3 min read
As the search for survivors of the collapse of a 12-story beachfront condominium in Surfside, Fla., continued on Friday, building experts began looking at the possibility that sea level rise caused by climate change may have contributed to the disaster that has left at least four people dead and 159 missing.

From a geological standpoint, the base of South Florida’s barrier islands is porous limestone. As the oceans encroach on land due to sea level rise and the worsening of so-called king tides, groundwater is pushed up through the limestone, causing flooding. That brackish water, which regularly inundates underground parking garages in South Florida, can potentially lead to the deterioration of building foundations over time.

“Sea level rise does cause potential corrosion and if that was happening, it’s possible it could not handle the weight of the building,” Zhong-Ren Peng, professor and director of the University of Florida’s International Center for Adaptation Planning and Design, told the Palm Beach Post. “I think this could be a wakeup call for coastal developments.”

While it is too early to say whether climate change is to blame for the collapse of the 40-year-old Champlain Towers South, or if it also threatens thousands of similar structures along Florida’s coastline, sea levels rose by 3.9 inches between 2000 and 2017 in nearby Key West, according to a 2019 report by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact.

More: https://news.yahoo.com/sea-level-rise-due-to-climate-change-eyed-as-contributing-factor-in-miami-building-collapse-172145539.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAABayo7XD1iTIQwvLJyyt9vMafQLXe0u3wLrC0z-ba4KTzWC4BE81DFqEkmK4geRd8_XUii2isVaZtnibx5JGf884ud8wH_7NiVDP4JvLMgu1NGF2RTBmxvsi7ub7UOwZhYj4LZ02UPF_iR5u1KE6jkdicjDxI4OUyZ4_NgIWt4oy

Supermoon Tide Leaves Octopus Stranded in Parking Garage
The recent lunar event contributed to tidal flooding in Miami, which is becoming a more regular occurrence due to rising sea levels.



The recent supermoon created difficult circumstances for an octopus in Miami, which found itself on the floor of a parking garage as a result of enhanced tidal flooding along the South Florida coast.

The “king tide”—a cyclical effect made more pronounced by the supermoon—likely washed the octopus out of pipes underneath the garage, a marine biologist at the University of Miami told the Miami Herald.

Octopuses prefer cramped, dark spaces, and the marine invertebrates are increasingly drawn to pipes as the rising sea in the Miami area means more of them are now underwater.

Link: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/supermoon-tide-miami-sea-level-octopus-garage

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