Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in Hawaii: Public Talk

July 5, 2009 at 1:38 am 2 comments

Talk at Kihei/Wailea Rotary Club Meeting
Wednesday, July 8th
12-1pm
Hotel Wailea. (formerly “Diamond Resort”) in Wailea (see map)

What does the latest climate research say about how the rising sea levels caused by climate change will affect our coastal communities here in Hawaii? And what efforts are currently underway to address these issues?

Zoe Norcross-Nu’u a coastal geologist and UH/County of Maui Sea Grant Extension agent will present a summary of the latest climate research, an explanation of the variety of ways in which rising sea-levels can cause problems for coastal communities, sea-level rise inundation maps for Hawaii, and a brief discussion of efforts underway to address these issues.

All are welcome. Visit http://www.RCKW.org or call Susan Bradford 283-7947 for more information. Meeting cost is $5, with lunch is $18 catered by 808 Deli.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. addie  |  October 21, 2009 at 9:48 am

    how far has the sea risen in 2009 since 2008?

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    • 2. stuartkarlan  |  October 21, 2009 at 2:13 pm

      Not sure for that particular time period but reports show that the sea level rise from 1993-2003 was approximately 3.1 millimeters per year.

      March 2009 forcasts were for a 3 meter increase in sea levels by 2100 [see details]

      Reply

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