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Hawaii is planning for effects of climate change

By Jesse K. Souki

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 23, 2013

~~<p>When it comes to recognizing the impact of climate change, Hawaii has picked its preferred future. It includes taking measures to ensure our communities are safe and resilient from extreme weather events, and that our public investments are based on the best available information.</p>
<p>Unlike any other state in the nation, Hawaii's Legislature and Hawaii's governors have formally recognized that climate change will affect Hawaii's people. In 2007, Act 234 recognized that climate change poses a serious threat to the people of Hawaii, including a rise in sea levels, impacts to freshwater resources, damage to marine ecosystems and the natural environment, extended drought and loss of soil moisture, and an increase in the severity of storms and extreme weather events.</p>
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When it comes to recognizing the impact of climate change, Hawaii has picked its preferred future. It includes taking measures to ensure our communities are safe and resilient from extreme weather events, and that our public investments are based on the best available information.

Unlike any other state in the nation, Hawaii's Legislature and Hawaii's governors have formally recognized that climate change will affect Hawaii's people. In 2007, Act 234 recognized that climate change poses a serious threat to the people of Hawaii, including a rise in sea levels, impacts to freshwater resources, damage to marine ecosystems and the natural environment, extended drought and loss of soil moisture, and an increase in the severity of storms and extreme weather events. Login for more...



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