Gretchen Weber of KQED’s Climate Watch took a little boat trip today to catch a glimpse of the King Tides in San Francisco. These are extremely high tides that hit the California coast a couple of times a year.

The boat excursion was conducted by San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental group that is trying to draw attention to the potential effects of global warming on sea level.

Here’s Gretchen’s video of waves slopping over into the San Francisco streets just south of the Ferry Building.

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Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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