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The Conversation

How can Hawaiʻi adapt to continuing coastal erosion?

Hawaii Collapsed Beach House
Shellie Habel
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Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources
This photo provided by the Hawaiʻi Dept. of Land and Natural Resources shows a house that collapsed on Oʻahu's north shore, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. (Shellie Habel/Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources)

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released its sixth report on global warming. The panel first sounded the alarm on global warming with its initial report in 1990, 20 years after the first Earth Day.

Scientists say that without immediate and decisive action to stave off carbon emissions, billions of people will face the consequences of climate change firsthand. But there is some hope. The IPCC's report gives us a roadmap to get there.

The Conversation followed up on possible solutions to one climate consequence: coastal erosion as a result of sea-level rise.

In this segment about how to adapt to coastal erosion:

This interview aired on The Conversation on April 22, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

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