Illustration: Jacqueline Tam

Climate Change Is Sabotaging the World’s Most Dangerous Canoe Race

Hurricanes, erosion, and hot, windless doldrums threaten to upend one of Hawaii’s most revered athletic events

Eric Stinton
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8 min readNov 14, 2019

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OOnly three canoes dared to put in for the first Molokaʻi Hoe in 1952. The race was not yet the spectacle it would become more than 50 years later. It’s the Super Bowl…

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Eric Stinton
GEN
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Writer, teacher. Columnist at Sherdog and Honolulu Civil Beat. Essays and journalism all over the World Wide Web but conveniently located at ericstinton.com