Special Report

Hawaii 2040: Climate Change

About the Series

Civil Beat is exploring the effects of climate change in the islands and what is being done about it.
Hawaii 2040: Climate Change Is Already Here. And We’re Running Out Of Time

Hawaii 2040: Climate Change Is Already Here. And We’re Running Out Of Time

Scientists predict the worst will hit in about 21 years. But Hawaii is already feeling the effects of a warming planet. What are we going to do about it?

Fight Against Climate Change Is ‘An All-Out, All-In War’ Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Fight Against Climate Change Is ‘An All-Out, All-In War’

Keynote speaker at Hawaii Climate Conference cites importance of equitability in how we respond to the effects of a warming planet.

Fighting Climate Change Will Cost The State Millions Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Fighting Climate Change Will Cost The State Millions

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources says money is urgently needed to protect beaches, watersheds, native species and more.

Massive Flood Risks Don’t Deter Kauai Homeowners From Rebuilding Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Massive Flood Risks Don’t Deter Kauai Homeowners From Rebuilding

Kauai has tightened requirements for shoreline development, but they don’t take into account more alarming recent predictions of the impact of climate change and rising seas.

We Have To Move Our Homes And Businesses Away From The Shoreline. But How? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

We Have To Move Our Homes And Businesses Away From The Shoreline. But How?

Hawaii lawmakers will confront major policy questions this session as they grapple with looming problems from a warming planet.

Developing An Action Plan For Oahu: ‘The Climate Is Not Waiting For Us’

Developing An Action Plan For Oahu: ‘The Climate Is Not Waiting For Us’

Officials with the city climate office toured the island over the past few months to spread public awareness of the issue and gather feedback on ways to reduce emissions.

Should Hawaii Tax Carbon Emissions To Combat Climate Change? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Should Hawaii Tax Carbon Emissions To Combat Climate Change?

Several measures in the Legislature give the public a chance to weigh in on what could be a sweeping environmental policy reform.

These Rare Seabirds Are Having Babies On Oahu’s North Shore Cory Lum/Civil Beat

These Rare Seabirds Are Having Babies On Oahu’s North Shore

Years of chopping down invasive trees, replanting native species and controlling predators may be paying off for albatross threatened by sea level rise.