Oahu’s Disappearing Beaches

Sharing a Civil Beat's video interview with DLNR's Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands Administrator, Sam Lemmo and Professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Earth Sciences, Dr. Chip Fletcher. The group tour the south shore of Oahu discussing sea level rise and beach erosion. watch videoSource: Honolulu Civil Beat More information... Continue Reading →

All the bills that directly deal with the climate change and sea level rise introduced in the new Legislative Session 2019

Hawaii lawmakers will confront major policy questions this session as they grapple with looming problems from a warming planet, sea level rise and climate change in general. Rising seas and crumbling shorelines are staring lawmakers in the face as they consider more than a dozen bills dealing with climate change this session. Where should the... Continue Reading →

Insurance against Extreme Events: Pairing Short-Term Incentives with Long-Term Strategies

Why do insurance companies classify certain types of risk as uninsurable? And why do insurance regulators prohibit insurers from setting premiums that reflect risk, particularly in locales that repeatedly suffer losses from natural disasters? The short answer is that insurance today is misunderstood and hence is not effectively meeting its most important objectives—to inform those... Continue Reading →

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