Study predicts quicker doom for atolls from wave, sea level rise
By Star-Advertiser staff
April 30, 2018
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President Barack Obama tours Midway Atoll in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, in 2016. A study by University of Hawaii researchers and other scientists predicts that many low-lying atolls in the Pacific will be uninhabitable by midcentury due to a combination of wave-driven flooding and sea level rise.