The Corpus Callosum

Hawaii a Canary?

The
Dean of the College of Tropical Agriculture is worried about the
effects that climate change could have on Hawaii, given the fragility
of the ecosystem there:

href="http://starbulletin.com/2007/05/20/news/story03.html">Warming
signs seen stressing state’s growth
By Helen Altonn
20 May 2007

Hawaii will be “the canary” that alerts the rest of the world to the
damaging effects of climate changes, says Andrew Hashimoto, dean and
director of the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture
and Human Resources.

“If not the canary, it will be one of the canaries,” he said in a
recent interview, referring to canaries used in the early days of
mining to detect dangerous gases.

Hawaii is most susceptible to rising seas and other effects of global
warming because it is a remote island state, Hashimoto said.


Scientists are concerned about the effects of global warming, primarily
the effects
on coastal populations
.  Obviously, most of the
population of Hawaii is a coastal population.

Comments

  1. #1 Dunc
    May 24, 2007

    Tuvalu, anyone?

  2. #2 sduford
    May 24, 2007

    I think the Canadian Arctic has been acting a the global warming canay for quite some time!

  3. #3 k?z oyunlar?
    April 7, 2008

    kiz oyunlar. I think the Canadian Arctic has been acting a the global warming canay for quite some time!