Climate Change Impacts in Hawai'i: A summary of climate change and its impacts to Hawai'i's ecosystems and communities 2014

A summary of climate change and its impacts to Hawai'I's ecosystems and communities. It is now widely accepted that human activities are affecting global climate systems in a significant way. While there are disagreements about the exact nature, magnitude, and timing of these changes, the science is clear that global climate change is being observed. This report is intended to provide a basic summary of the observed and projected changes to Hawai'i's ecosystems and their resulting impacts for Hawai'i's residents. The University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program (UH Sea Grant) prepared this climate change impacts report to provide Hawai'i communities with a foundational understanding of the effects of global climate change on Hawai'i's resources and ecosystems. The report presents a summary of the current state of scientific knowledge regarding climate change and how it is expected to affect Hawai'i, including marine, coastal, terrestrial, and freshwater ecosystems, built systems, and human health so that Hawai'i can be better prepared for the changes to come.

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A summary of climate change and its impacts to Hawai'I's ecosystems and communities. It is now widely accepted that human activities are affecting global climate systems in a significant way. While there are disagreements about the exact nature, magnitude, and timing of these changes, the science is clear that global climate change is being observed. This report is intended to provide a basic summary of the observed and projected changes to Hawai'i's ecosystems and their resulting impacts for Hawai'i's residents. The University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program (UH Sea Grant) prepared this climate change impacts report to provide Hawai'i communities with a foundational understanding of the effects of global climate change on Hawai'i's resources and ecosystems. The report presents a summary of the current state of scientific knowledge regarding climate change and how it is expected to affect Hawai'i, including marine, coastal, terrestrial, and freshwater ecosystems, built systems, and human health so that Hawai'i can be better prepared for the changes to come.

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Keyword Climate Change, Hawaii, Climate Change Impacts, Pacific Islands
Date Of Record Creation 2019-01-26 19:50:21
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Date Last Modified 3/13/2015 10:53
Language English
Date Record Checked: 3/13/2015 10:50 (W3C-DTF)

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