Honolulu/Oahu, Mokuoloe/Oahu, Kahului/Maui, Kawaihoe/Hawaii, Hilo/Hawaii are all in high risk zones in the state. Ebay billionaire Pierre Omidyar owns one of the expensive beachfront properties in the Kahala area in Honolulu. (And Omidyar’s Civil Beat keeps pushing this sea level rise story, LOL!)
Shocking New Maps Show How Sea Level Rise Will Destroy Coastal Cities By 2050
Forbes, October 30, 2019 (excerpts)
A new Climate Central research report released this week finds hundreds of millions more people than previously known live on land at risk from coastal flooding linked to climate change….
By 2050, sea-level rise will push average annual coastal floods higher than land now home to 300 million people, according to a study published in Nature Communications. High tides could permanently rise above land occupied by over 150 million people, including 30 million in China. Without advanced coastal defense and planning, populations in these areas may face permanent flooding within 30 years.
The report findings are “based on CoastalDEM, a new digital elevation model developed by Climate Central. Researchers used machine learning methods to correct for systematic errors in the principal elevation dataset used until now for international assessment of coastal flood risks, NASA’s Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). CoastalDEM-derived estimates of the global population at risk are three times greater than values produced using SRTM elevation data.”
(Translation: They just made this stuff up.)
According to a Climate Central report this week, “Sea level rise is one of the best known of climate change’s many dangers. As humanity pollutes the atmosphere with greenhouse gases, the planet warms. And as it does so, ice sheets and glaciers melt, and warming seawater expands, increasing the volume of the world’s oceans. The consequences range from near-term increases in coastal flooding that can damage infrastructure and crops to the permanent displacement of coastal communities. Over the course of the twenty-first century, global sea levels are projected to rise between about 2 and 7 feet, and possibly more. The key variables will be how much warming pollution humanity dumps into the atmosphere and how quickly the land-based ice sheets in Greenland and especially Antarctica.”
Below are detailed maps from U.S. Climate Central, which shows accurate risk zone areas in the U.S. as well as detail on the disaster zones and locations. All maps are based on a 10-foot water-level rise plus a high tide flood possibility to show how dangerous this situation could become. Many of these coastal areas have some of the most expensive properties in the world, including Miami Beach, the Hamptons, and Malibu Beach, among others. More than 99 percent of today’s population in 252 coastal towns and cities would have their homes submerged.
(Attention Believers: I will buy your Hawaii oceanfront real estate for 10% of assessed value cash money right now. Save yourself! The End is Near!)
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