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 […]

Dr. Jeff Burgett on ThinkTech Hawaii


The PICCC’s Science Coordinator Dr. Jeff Burgett was featured on ThinkTech Hawaii to discuss climate change challenges and solutions for forest birds in Hawai`i. Dr. Burgett also discussed strategies for helping communities adapt to climate change. Watch the video on YouTube!  

The PICCC Featured in the ESRI Story Maps Gallery


The PICCC’s Story Map, “Challenges and Opportunities for Hawaiian Native Forest Birds in the 21st Century” is now being featured in the ESRI Story Maps Gallery! Check out the ESRI Story Maps Gallery, and in case you missed them, check out the PICCC’s Story Maps.

The PICCC is hiring!

PICCC AI Project Manager Hiring Announcement

Are you passionate about the Pacific’s rich natural and cultural heritage? Do you want to work on innovative solutions to climate change? Then join the small but dedicated team at the Pacific Island Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC) in our Honolulu, Hawai’i, office as our Adaptation Initiatives Project Manager. We are seeking enthusiastic, experienced candidates who […]

Paris Climate Agreement


On December 12, 2015, nearly 200 countries at the Conference of Parties (COP) 21 in Paris agreed to an ambitious agreement to limit global climate change. This transparent and accountable agreement aims to: strengthen long-term ambition; establish a universal approach for all countries; lock in five year target cycles; ratchet up ambition over time; rigorously assess […]

Released: The National Academy of Sciences Review of the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives


On Thursday, December 3rd, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released its Review of the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. This review concludes that a landscape approach is needed to meet the nation’s conservation challenges and that the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) provide a framework for addressing that need. The PICCC would like to express our gratitude […]