The Blue Line Project

The Blue Line Project
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - On Saturday April 21st, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Blue Planet team and thousands of Hawaii students will gather at different areas across the islands to raise awareness about the impacts of climate change, specifically sea level rise. At the event, students will draw iconic "blue lines" in chalk to mark the sea level rise exposure area around Hawaii. Thousands of students will be gathering at different locations with blue chalk in hand to mark the areas impacted be sea level rise within the next century. There will be creativity contest where students can write words, or draw pictures to show what this imminent threat means to them.

Scientists predict there will be a one -meter sea level in the next 50 to one hundred years. Blue Planet wants to empower students and give them a voice. This event is a way they can demonstrate that they are concerned about their future and Hawaii's future. Recent studies suggest that Hawaii could see a one-meter rise in sea level as early as 40 years from today if we continue our unsustainable reliance on fossil fuels for our electricity and transportation needs. In some areas, communities are facing permanent displacement of their homes, businesses, and treasured places like parks, schools, and community centers.

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