Thus sooner in the
21st century

from U.S. Geological Survey (Ft. Curt D. Storlazzi, Joshua B. Logan, Michelle H. Reynolds & Paul Berkowitz) – (Abstract) Forecasting the Impact of Storm Waves and SeaLevel Rise on Midway Atoll and Laysan Island within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument—A Comparison of Passive Versus Dynamic Inundation Models on Rap Genius

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I read this as the most critically important point in this research. This region is incredibly important for multiple reasons including its history in World War II. Nothing lasts forever, but we will lose this site sooner vice later.

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