Meanwhile, Back in Hawaii …

More proof of climate change. What will disappear next?

Filosofa's Word

Amid all the news of bombs sent to former leaders yesterday and the surrounding conspiracy theories, you may have missed the fact that the U.S. has shrunk by approximately 11 acres.  More to the point, we have lost one of the Hawaiian Islands.  Yes, folks, it is true.   East Island has vanished after coming into contact with Hurricane Walaka, an intense storm that hit Hawaii earlier this month.  You remember that, right … I mean, all the news outlets were covering it, right?  No?  Hmmmm …

According to a story in The Guardian:

Scientists have confirmed the disappearance of the 11-acre island after comparing satellite images of the surrounding French Frigate Shoals, part of an enormous protected marine area in the north-western Hawaiian Islands.

“I uttered a swear word. I had a ‘holy cow!’ moment, somewhat in disbelief that it had disappeared,” said Chip Fletcher, a professor of earth…

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