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Full story: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

The air shimmers with heat as thousands of cars inch along the H-1 freeway, their exhaust pipes spewing fumes as the engines labor to keep the occupants in air-conditioned comfort.
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Wilmington, DE

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Aug 20, 2009
 
"Rising sea levels, already inundating low-lying Pacific islands, could threaten Hawaii by midcentury."

Hawaii is a pretty hilly state. I doubt that the rising sea levels would change its territory that much, other than flooding places like Waikiki and low lying parts of Honolulu.
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Aug 20, 2009
 
However, it might mean trouble for Pearl Harbor's "harborishness" (ability to remain a harbor). However, that might be correctable by building high seawalls so that Pearl is able to remain a harbor. As for Honolulu, it'd move a bit mauka, no big deal, but a lot of land-use changes would occur in the area.
Scott Goold

Las Vegas, NM

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Aug 27, 2009
 
Aloha Jim ~
Mahalo for pointing out our short sightedness and lack of leadership. Conditions allowed us to skate by big issues: energy prices have been manipulated to remain relatively cheap and this made it difficult to move beyond oil and coal, and the flood of inexpensive products prevented reuse and recycling development.

Current solutions, as those gridlocked on H1 know, are far more costly and complicated now. It will take both courage from citizens and skilled leadership from officials to help us navigate our entrenched failures.

A*L*O*H*A!
willie

Waterford, MI

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Aug 27, 2009
 
"Rising sea levels, already inundating low-lying Pacific islands"

I wonder how they survived the last end of the ice age when half the mainland was covered in ice and it retreated to just the polar ice cap? It was not all that long ago geologically speaking.
Scott Goold

Albuquerque, NM

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Aug 27, 2009
 
Aloha Jim ~
Mahalo for pointing out our short sightedness and lack of leadership. Conditions allowed us to skate by big issues: energy prices have been manipulated to remain relatively cheap and this made it difficult to move beyond oil and coal, and the flood of inexpensive products prevented reuse and recycling development.

Current solutions, as those gridlocked on H1 know, are far more costly and complicated now. It will take both courage from citizens and skilled leadership from officials to help us navigate our entrenched failures.

A*L*O*H*A!

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