The Risks of Sea Level Rise: Perceptions and Policy Preferences among Hawai‘i’s Elected Officials

Colin Moore, Climate Change, Reports

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Due to its remote geographic location and extensive coastlines, the State of Hawai‘i is particularly vulnerable to climate change and sea level rise (SLR). While Hawai‘i was among the first states to officially recognize the climate crisis and has played a leading role in combating climate change, Hawai‘i’s lawmakers are still developing plans and policies to address predicted impacts of SLR. This survey explores the views of Hawai‘i’s elected representatives regarding the risks of SLR and favored approaches to adaptation.