Hawaii’s beaches shrinking
Published 16/11/2009 | 04:35
Geologists say Hawaii's famed white sandy beaches are shrinking, with more than 70% of Kauai's beaches eroding and Oahu losing a quarter of its sandy shoreline.
And experts say the problem is only likely to get worse in coming decades as global warming causes sea levels to rise more rapidly.
“It will probably have occurred to a scale that we will have only been able to save a few places and maintain beaches, and the rest are kind of a write-off,” said Dolan Eversole, a coastal geologist with the University of Hawaii