New Report Suggests Sea Level Rise May Be Worse than Previously Thought

posted in: March 2017 | 0

A new technical report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) suggests that climate change-induced sea level rise over the course of this century, especially in Hawai`i, may be far worse than predicted in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) scenario that has been serving as a guide for a number of local efforts to address climate change impacts.

As a result, the state’s Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Report (SLR report), due to the Legislature by year’s end, may be more useful as a guide for shorter-range planning for non . . .

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