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.


Video: King Tides Hit San Francisco Streets 18 February,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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