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Waiting for the Warming

Sea level rise just might make things ... hollow?

Updated: June 21, 2010, 10:23 AM ET
By Kimball Taylor | ESPN Action Sports

A few years ago, speculation on the effects of global warming and sea level rise caused the staff of Surfing Magazine to pose a question in the form of a cover blurb: "The End of Pipeline?"

The question arose from the fact that Oahu's famed Banzai Pipeline breaks in about six feet of water. With some estimates putting sea level rise at about two feet by the year 2050, a logical line of thinking might conclude that Pipe could go soft, stop barreling, or completely change ...

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