During the evidentiary portion of the contested case hearing for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), parties to the proceeding would often attempt to cast doubt on the credibility of witnesses. If successful,... READ MORE
While worries abound that federal funding for climate change research under President Trump will fizzle out or that important data will be suppressed, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has at least been able to prepare and release its latest predictions of sea level rise for coastal areas throughout the country and Pacific islands.
In its report released January 30 NOAA offers sobering — and in some cases, staggering — new scenarios. And for Hawai‘i, things don’t look so good.
This month’s cover story looks at how those projections compare to those being made by preparers of the state’s Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Report, due to the Legislature at the end of the year.