Anukriti Hittle is the Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Coordinator.
So do other states that were represented in Madrid for the annual UN conference this month.
Hawaii is at the forefront of dealing with looming problems like rising seas and more devastating storms.
Sign up for our FREE morning newsletter and face each day more informed.
You're officially signed up for our daily newsletter, the Morning Beat. A confirmation email will arrive shortly.
In the meantime, we have other newsletters that you might enjoy. Check the boxes for emails you'd like to receive.
Inbox overcrowded? Don't worry, you can unsubscribe or update your preferences at any time.