Scientists: Sea Level Rise Will Pose Threat to Hawaii By 2100

August 22, 2017

A group of scientists say the state of Hawaii could lose $19 billion worth of land and structures, and millions more in infrastructure by 2100 because of rising sea levels.

West Hawaii Today reported an upcoming report from the scientists and the state Department of Land and Natural Resources found that the sea level is currently on the rise.

According to their most recent scientific modeling and economic projections, about 20,700 Hawaii residents will be displaced by 2100, and 550 cultural sites will be lost.

Scientists predict that Big Island’s unique coastline will minimize the impact of the rising waters. According to their projections, Big Island will lose $430 million worth of land and structures and 1,900 residents will be displaced by 2100.

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  • August 23, 2017 at 9:42 pm
    Doug Fisher says:
    Lol. Citations needed for all of this in here.
  • August 23, 2017 at 11:55 am
    Agent says:
    Sounds to me like the same disgraced scientists are predicting this. Not one of them will be around to see if their predictions come true or not, but we are supposed to belie... read more
  • August 23, 2017 at 11:08 am
    Mr. Goose says:
    Scientists also said, under threat of having their government grants taken away, that if you tax people a whole lot more, it will slow the threat of sea levels rising. When I... read more
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