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May 25th 2012 9:56PM Are the oceans sea levels truly rising? At least for me, I am not 100% sure. One has to believe that the rise in sea level is influenced by the rate of ice melt. But if ice is already on the ocean, it would have no effect on the level of the seas. However, if the ice is on land, that's another factor. Ninety percent of the ice on land is in the Antarctic; but the ice there is apparently growing, not shrinking. See article: http://www.ecoworld.com/global-warming/the-real-facts-on-increasing-antarctic-ice.html. So I am not sure if rising sea levels can be simply accounted for by global warming.
But regardless of the arguments whether or not global warming is impacting sea levels, declining sea sand on its beaches is undoubtedly a problem for Hawaii due to its impact on tourism. And as someone whose business (http://www.interislandflights.com) is in involved in it, this is an important issue that Hawaii's business and political leaders will have to address because of its impact on the state's largest industry.
May 25th 2012 9:14PM I was astounded to see this blog and thought it couldn't be for real. But when I started reading it, it sounded like serious proposal. As someone who is involved in the travel industry and who markets vacation packages to Hawaii (http://www.airtohawaii.com/discount_air.php) comprised of flights, hotels, rental cars and tours, ideas were flashing in front of me as to how this bridge would be changing our business. But such ideas went by the wayside as I finished reading the entire article. Anyway, thanks for the good joke. We can all use one once in a while.