Ya gotta admit 2006 was a phenomenal year for learning about climate change.
Just in the three months since I lauched this blog, there has been a huge leap in understanding of the likely impacts of global warming.
As one means of summing up our learning about sustainability in Hawai`i to-date, here's a list of ten top questions for which we are now getting (at least partial) answers:
- How well is Hawai`i doing at catching incoming invasive species? (lousy)
- How clean is Hawaii’s air? (not)
- How much greenhouse gas do Hawaiians emit annually? (plenny)
- What’s in those jet contrails to Hawai`i? (you don't wanna know)
- Where does our polluted air come from? (asia and beyond)
- Why is skin cancer so high in Hawai`i? (less ozone)
- What will global warming do to Hawai`i weather? (less rain and...)
- How does warming threaten endangered birds? (smaller cool zones)
- How much is sea level rise affecting the islands? (as much as sinking)
- How healthy is your watershed? (few rated high)
These are all drawn from previous posts here on SusHI.
Can you imagine what new learning awaits in this new year?