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‘King tides,’ summer swells and high sea levels could imperil coastal areas

  • COURTESY SEA GRANT HAWAII AND PACIFIC ISLANDS KING TIDES PROJECT

    Flooding driven by coming “king tides” could offer coastal communities a snapshot of what the future might look like in a world of escalating climate change and rising sea levels, said Mark Merrifield, director of the University of Hawaii Sea Level Center.

A rare convergence of rising sea levels with some of the highest tides of the year could cause episodes of serious coastal flooding in Hawaii over the next few months, scientists are warning. Read more

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