The Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative Administrative Assistant position is supported by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa The Pacific Island Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC) is accepting applications for an Administrative Assistant to join our small but dynamic team in Honolulu, Hawai’i. This is a part-time temporary position (19 hrs./week) supported by UH Mānoa’s Pacific […]
Understanding Downscaled Models in Hawai`i
Accumulating greenhouse gases are causing the climate system of the Earth to move into states that have not been observed in historic time. Computer models of the global atmosphere and ocean are able to simulate these new climate states, but the “pixel” size of these models is large compared to islands. To project local future […]
Protecting our Cultural Heritage: the PICCC on ThinkTechHawaii
Think Tech Hawai`i recently featured the PICCC’s own Stanton Enomoto in a discussion of the impact of climate change on cultural heritage and steps we can all take to adapt. Take a look at the video to learn more about the PICCC’s programs and projects and what we can all do to confront climate change.
How do you feel about climate change?
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 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 […]
LCC Network Lookout Newsletter
Pacific Climate Coordination Round-Up
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 […]
Dr. Jeff Burgett on ThinkTech Hawaii
The PICCC Featured in the ESRI Story Maps Gallery
Examining Climate Vulnerabilities in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands
On a recent trip to the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, PICCC team members engaged local resource managers in a dialogue about the current climate hazards facing islands across CNMI and the future scenarios of climate change. The Climate Change Working Group in CNMI created a story map that creatively highlights the impacts of historical climate […]