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The Drowning of Hawaii

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The Drowning of Hawaii

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Source: Honolulu Star Bulletin

Warmer waters. Melting ice caps. Disappearing glaciers. They are all expected to raise ocean levels by 39 inches in the next century, forever reshaping Hawaii.

*This is a what Honolulu may look like if the ocean water rises by 3 ft. as some predict.

Here is what Waikiki could look like, according to researchers at the University of Hawaii-Manoa.

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A view of downtown Honolulu in 100 years when ocean levels are expected to be 39 inches higher.

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Another view of Waikiki by Architecture 2030

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What's in store for Hawaii

What would a 39-inch rise in sea level mean for Hawaii? Charles "Chip" Fletcher from the University of Hawaii-Manoa's School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology predicts:

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