Hawaii: Climate Wipeout

Posted In Films, Inform, Sea Level Rise
Jul
30

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Hawaii. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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A new video series that depicts Americans living on the front lines of climate change zooms in on one of our favorite vacation spots.

The sea-level rise that comes along with climate change won’t only swallow far-flung, exotic islands such as Kirabiti and the Maldives. The rising waters, fueled by melting icecaps, will also inundate our fiftieth state, the land of Hawaiians…

Read Full Article And Watch Video, One Earth / NRDC

Scientists Urge Shoreline Retreat From Hawaii’s Eroding Beaches, EE News
Sea-level rise is a significant factor in the major shoreline change underway in Hawaii, where 52 to 72 percent of beaches on the chain of islands have eroded over the past century.

70 Percent of Beaches Eroding On Hawaiian Islands Kauai, Oahu, and Maui, USGS (Uploaded 05-08-2012)

Living on the shores of Hawaii: natural hazards, the environment, and our communities, A book by Chip Fletcher; Robynne Boyd, William J. Neal and Virginia Tice.
“Living on the shores of Hawaii: natural hazards, the environment, and our communities” addresses a wide range of environmental concerns within the context of sustainability and their influence on the future of Hawaii…

“The Beaches Are Moving,” Video
World famous coastal geologist Orrin H. Pilkey takes us to the beach and explains why erosion has become a problem…

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