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Group urges residents to take photos of upcoming king tide

COORDINATORS of a project to highlight the impact of global warming on sea levels want people on the beach with their cameras this Saturday about 9.30am.

This Saturday is a king tide, one of two experienced every year, and the Witness King Tides project want images of the event.

Green Cross Australia is a supporter of the project and have called on Tweed and Gold Coast residents to play their part.

CEO Mara Bún said sharing photos allowed people to visualise how flooding from rising sea levels will impact our beaches, coastal areas and shoreline communities in the future.

"Witness King Tides will help us to identify and understand the impacts of rising sea levels on our beaches, coastal areas and shoreline communities," Ms Bún said.

"Through gathering and sharing visual data, we raise awareness around Australia and can adapt for the future.

"We're excited to be rolling this campaign out around the whole of Australia this year, with the Queensland pilot program a great success during the last summer king tides."

Although king tides are naturally occurring and not a result of climate change, the bi-annual occurrence provides an insight into the potential impacts of rising sea levels to the Australian coastline.

To get involved go to witnesskingtides.org.

Topics:  global warming king tide photos sea levels


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