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DRAFT Hawai’i Sea Level Rise Report Briefed

The State’s Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission conducted its first meeting today and received a briefing on a draft sea level rise report.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

   

Carbon Dioxide levels in the atmosphere have increased 25 percent since 1958 and are up 40 percent since the industrial revolution.   U.H. School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology coastal management specialist, Bradley Romine, says this correlates with higher global temperatures.

“From the climate record we noticed that warming has accelerated, especially in the last 50 years; 2016 was the first that we had 3 of the hottest years on record in a row.  And this July, the most recent…


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