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Climate change is real threat to Hawaii

By Melissa Finucane

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 09, 2012

~~<p>Today, most Pacific island communities have stories of beaches eroding, droughts worsening, streams drying up, storm surge inundating crops or homes, and native species being harder to find &mdash; and Hawaii is no exception.</p>
<p>In contrast to the deafening silence regarding climate change during the recent U.S. presidential campaign and the lack of interest from Washington in the United Nations climate talks in Doha, Pacific islanders are hollering about indicators and impacts of the changing climate.</p>
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Today, most Pacific island communities have stories of beaches eroding, droughts worsening, streams drying up, storm surge inundating crops or homes, and native species being harder to find — and Hawaii is no exception.

In contrast to the deafening silence regarding climate change during the recent U.S. presidential campaign and the lack of interest from Washington in the United Nations climate talks in Doha, Pacific islanders are hollering about indicators and impacts of the changing climate. Login for more...



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