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Hawai‘i’s Changing Climate, Briefing Sheet, 2010

Created: 2/28/2010 - Updated: 3/14/2019

Abstract

Description:

How is global climate change influencing the climate in Hawai‘i? The purpose of this briefing sheet is to describe what is known in answer to this question as published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and in government reports and websites. Prepared by Dr. Chip Fletcher, professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Hawai‘i, the briefing sheet is a statement of facts for legislators, leaders, and decision-makers.

Published On

Monday, March 1, 2010

Keywords

Scale: 
State / Provincial
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Air temperature
Flooding
Ocean acidification
Precipitation
Salinization / Saltwater intrusion
Sea level rise
Storms or extreme weather events
Water quality
Water temperature
Climate Type: 
Tropical