Hawaiʻi Tribune Herald Article Outlines Senate Climate Change Bill and Highlights MCC Research
A Hawaiʻi Tribune Herald article from May, 2017 outlines a bill sponsored by Hawaiʻi County Senators Josh Green and Kai Kahele, among others, and signed by Governor David Ige on June 6, 2017. The bill aligns Hawaiʻi’s approach to climate change impacts with the 2016 Paris Agreement by creating an interagency climate change mitigation and adaptation committee and a full-time coordinator.
The Hawaiʻi Tribune Herald article additionally highlights the MCC research team led by Steve Colbert, Jason Adolf, Cherie Kauahi, and Kamala Anthony that is investigating climate change impacts on loko iʻa (traditional Hawaiian fishponds) through groundwater effects and projecting possible near-future scenarios to assist loko iʻa managers in Keaukaha. See a related article on this research team published by UH Hilo Stories.