1. According to a new study, lead by a University of Hawaii researcher, that was published in the journal Nature Climate Change, what percentage of the earth’s population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves by the year 2100 if carbon dioxide emissions continue to rise at their current rate? A. 44 percent B. 54 percent C. 64 percent D. 74 percent E. 84 percent 2. The … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about the Hokulea crew’s encounters with climate change?
"If all we do is host people from around the world and have a really great conference, then we have missed the opportunity.” So said Charles “Chipper” Wichman, addressing attendees of the Hawaii Conservation Conference at UH-Hilo in August of 2015. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), founded in 1948, has a mission to, “Influence, encourage and assist … [Read more...] about Now that the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii has taken place, what happens next?
The Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument is over a thousand miles long. The reserve encompasses the atolls and formations that make up the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. It’s one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world, encompassing nearly 140,000 square miles of the Pacific–more land area than all of America’s National Parks combined, in fact. If … [Read more...] about Why US Senator Brian Schatz’s plan to expand the Papahanaumokuakea Monument needs to happen