Hawaii's beaches disappearing amid rising sea levels, erosion

ByABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Monday, November 1, 2021
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Rising sea levels and recent storm surges have been causing faster-than-usual erosion along Hawaii's beaches and shorelines.

Those beautiful Hawaiian beaches are apparently disappearing.

Rising sea levels paired with recent storm surges have been causing faster-than-usual erosion along beaches and shorelines.

According to a recent ProPublica report, three of Hawaii's major islands have lost roughly one-quarter of their beaches.

And state officials say sea levels are also rising about one inch every four years, threatening 70% of Hawaii's coastline.