本栏目由大学写 夏威夷 马诺阿的 梅克纳科夫曼, an 城市与区域规划 professor and chair of the 檀香山 Climate Change Commission, and 芯片弗莱彻, associate dean of the 海洋与地球科学与技术学院 and vice chair of the commission, ran in the 檀香山明星广告 在2018年10月14日. The commission gathers the latest science and information on 气候变化 impacts to 夏威夷 to provide policy recommendations to the mayor, City Council and city departments.

高海拔在威基基。信用: 夏威夷 海授予王海潮项目。
梅克纳科夫曼
芯片弗莱彻

Prior to Hurricane Lane making a run at our island, the city’s 檀香山 Climate Change Commission officially released two documents describing the impact of a warmer world.

The first, Climate Change Brief, lays out the trajectory of the climate threat, and the risks to 欧胡岛. The second, Sea Level Rise Guidance, explains the projected impact and timeline of rising seas around 欧胡岛,并提出建议采取的行动:

  • Plan for 3.2 feet (1 meter) of 海平面 rise by the end of the century, with the potential for 6 feet (1.8 meter) of rise if we don’t radically reduce global carbon emissions now.
  • Plan for disruptive high tide flooding by mid-century.

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