Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hawaii Sea Level

New York Times says iconic Waikiki Beach is disappearing.

As usual, 80 year old photographs say otherwise!

Royal Hawaiian Hotel and Moana Hotel circa 1930
Both hotels are still there today. As is the beach.
Moana Hotel opened in 1901... notice east wing (right side)
Waikiki Beach is as big, or bigger, than it was 80 years ago


  1. Saw you referenced at http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/new-york-times-caught-with-their-knickers-down/

    Let the facts get in the way of one expensive theory!

  2. I came from stevengoddard also. To add to the stew, here's a hotair comment I did about a month ago:

    I’ve been going to this tide-pooled rocky beach for ~40 years.
    As a little tike I would name the big rocks (as Farm, Minor & “Major League Rock” etc), and from shore throw rocks at them. With my own eyes: the sea level has not changed. Further, recently I was there at a low tide of (minus) -0.5 and went out to Major rock. There was a few inches of water between Minor & Major rocks.
    This is EXACTLY as it was 40 years ago. Only when the tide was lower than (minus) -1.0 would there be no water at all between Minor & Major. I reported this to my scientist (bio) “trust the experts” brother. He said “ok, that is some anecdotal evidence.” Me: “ANECDOTAL?!! It’s me! And you see the same thing.” Him: “Anecdotal in that it’s not scientific, or… systematic.” In a bit, he said “Those [huge] rocks have moved.” I took this as sarcastic, saying “Haha. Yeah. Another thing I hear is that the ‘land has risen.’”
    Maybe the sea has risen everywhere else, while it’s just at Big Sur that it remains the same.

    And a reply to my comment: Yes – I’m an engineer – and I see exactly the same things. I grew up near the beach in Maine – but have lived in Colorado for the last 30 years. Same observations as you on the other side when I go back to Maine – the tide still comes and goes to the same levels as back then, the rocks are still in the same places relative to the land and the waterlines…
    dentarthurdent on April 12, 2012 at 6:43 PM