How do you feel about climate change?

Activists pose during a climate change rally prior to the IPCC Paris Meeting in 2015.

Climate change: two simple words that can evoke a number of emotions. Some emotions can be negative: fear, uncertainty, overwhelmed. But on occasion, like during the recent IPCC Meeting in Paris, the words can inspire hope and optimism, as the entire world aspires to address pollution and adapt to environmental change. But how do scientists feel about climate change? […]

Climate change impacts the iconic Silversword

A silversword on Haleakalā (Credit: Paul Krushelnycky)

A new study shows how shifting atmospheric circulation patterns, caused at least in part by climate change, are threatening populations of the silversword on Haleakalā. This study, published in Climate Change Responses and supported in part by the PICCC, details the impact of climate change on this iconic, unique plant. Paul Krushelnycky, of the University of Hawai`i Mānoa, and […]

Pacific Climate Coordination Round-Up

A view of Pola Island in the National Park of American Samoa.

In late January and early February, some PICCC team members traveled to the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Guam, and American Samoa in order to engage local resource managers in cross-sectoral coordination dialogues about climate change adaptation strategies and opportunities. Within each Territory, workshops provided an overview of current climate hazards facing islands, future […]