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May the Science Be with You

By Léo Azambuja Nancy Kanna, left, and Ruby Pap, two of the many organizers of Kaua‘i’s March for Science, endured the rain with a smile. Let’s get a few things straight. The Earth is neither flat nor the center of the universe, dinosaurs did roam the Earth millions of years ago, humans and [...]

By | 2017-05-07T09:24:25+00:00 May 7th, 2017|0 Comments

375 National Academy of Sciences Members: Don’t Abandon Paris Climate Agreement

Graphic image courtesy of cop21paris.org Hundreds of scientists — including noted physicist Stephen Hawking and biologist E.O. Wilson, and 30 Nobel Prize winners — are asking the United States to stick to the Paris Climate Agreement reached during the COP21 last December, according to a recent University of Hawai‘i release. Days after the [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:18+00:00 October 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Earth Day Progress: Kaua‘i Utility Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative’s use of renewable resources to replace oil-fired power generation will reduce the utility’s greenhouse gas emissions to below 1990 levels this year. With climate change a major concern on Earth Day 2016, KIUC is on a path to generate at least 50 percent of its electricity by using solar, biomass and hydroelectric resources. That will [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:38+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Extreme Pacific Sea Level Events to Double

Extreme low sea levels occurred during August in parts of the western Pacific associated with the ongoing strong El Niño. Data from AVISO satellite measurements. Graphic by Widlansky, et al., 2015 Many tropical Pacific island nations are struggling to adapt to gradual sea level rise stemming from warming oceans and melting ice caps. [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:00+00:00 October 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Can We Take the Heat?

By Ruby Pap Last month, I had the privilege of speaking about climate change amongst a distinguished panel of experts to a packed house at Niumalu Canoe Club. The event, which was sponsored by Apollo Kaua‘i, proved especially poignant given the hot temperature of the room and the high turnout of the audience. After a [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:02+00:00 September 7th, 2015|0 Comments