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How Can Hawai‘i Prepare for Climate Change?

November 14, 2016, 2:29 PM HST
* Updated November 14, 2:32 PM
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Big Island Now stock photo. Sept. 2016.

Big Island Now stock photo. Sept. 2016.

A climate change forum will be held at the West Hawaii Civic Center, Council Chambers, in Kailua-Kona on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Doors will open at 5:30 pm. The program is free and open to the public.

Experts will discuss climate change, the threats and challenges it poses, and the near-term actions Hawai’i County and the state may take.

How prepared is Hawai’i for the climate changes now underway that will affect our daily lives, including sea level rise, super storms, flooding of shoreline and low-lying island areas, erratic and decreasing trade winds, declining rainfall, warming temperatures with agricultural consequences, impacts to Hawai‘i’s marine ecosystem and fisheries…

Forum Presenters

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Bruce S. Anderson, Ph.D., DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) Administrator

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Bill Bugbee, Chief Executive, Globetrans EC (Hawai’i)

Abby G. Frazier, Ph.D., Pacific Islands Climate Science Center (PICSC)

Scott Glenn, AICP, Director, State of Hawaiʻi Office of Environmental Quality Control

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Forum Moderator

John DeFries, Director, Department of Research and Development, Hawai’i County

The West Hawaii Civic Center is located at 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway.

For more details, go online.

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