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?
This animal actually thrives on stress, and that’s only one of its coping mechanisms that humans would do well to emulate.
The group of state and county officials said it’s the most effective method to reduce emissions from cars, trucks and buses.
In some areas, such as the North Shore, Caldwell predicted “we may have to give up homes, we may have to give up roads” because of rising seas.
In Hawaii and the Pacific surface temperatures and sea level continue rising, while extremes such as drought and flooding continue affecting the islands.
Scientists will continue the work of the late Ruth Gates to develop corals that are more resistant to the effects of climate change and create reefs that provide natural coastal protection.
The changing mating calls of the Pacific field cricket are just one example of rapid evolution, which is increasing in response to climate change.
The University of Hawaii researcher was working on creative ways to preserve the ocean’s dwindling reefs in the face of climate change. She never lost hope.