Sunday, July 11, 2010

Hawaii becoming increasingly warmer

Hawaii looks to be experiencing serious warming trend, and according to the climate change experts temperatures at Hawaii's higher elevations are rising faster than the global average, a clear sign of global warming.

Deanna Spooner, coordinator of the Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative, recently announced that "Hawaii is getting hotter faster than anywhere else in the world up in the upper elevations", and the another reason for worry is the fact that rainfall levels are falling. Less rainfall means that Hawaiian freshwater resources are decreasing.

Hawaii is one of the places in the world that is most vulnerable to climate change, and in order to help places like Hawaii federal task force is holding five meetings around the country to hear how climate change is affecting communities and how people are coping.

One of these five meetings will be held on Hawaii that was selected as a place for the meeting because federal officials recognized the Hawaiian communities are extremely vulnerable to the increased climate change impact.

Many officials have already realized that we can no longer talk about how to prevent climate change, and that we should instead learn how to adapt our lifestyles and traditions to this new climate. This definitely won't be easy, especially in places that are highly vulnerable to climate change like this is the case with Hawaii.

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