The Beat

UH Scientists: Brace For More Hurricanes — Eventually

·By civilbeat

Hawaii hasn’t seen a lot of hurricanes in recent years — just eight between 1979 and 2010 — but University of Hawaii researchers say that’s likely to change.

Scientists at UH Manoa’s International Pacific Research Center published a study this week saying that Hawaii will see a two-to-three fold increase in tropical cyclones. But the increase won’t happen in most of our lifetimes. The study shows the uptick in hurricane activity won’t occur until the last quarter of this century — 2075 to 2099. 

Still, scientists say Hawaii needs to pay attention now —