Insights - Climate Change

On this episode of INSIGHTS, Dan Boylan and guests discuss climate change and its impact on Hawaii and its Pacific Island neighbors. A bill that proposes a state plan for "climate change adaptation" - coping with the effects of climate change - will be introduced when the Legislature opens next month. Guests will delve into why this bill is important for the state, and how climate change affects not only the environment, but entire cultures and societies, as well.

Scheduled guests include: Maxine Burkett, Director, Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy; John Marra, Climate Services Director for the Pacific Region, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Jesse Souki, State Planning Director; Deanna Spooner, Coordinator, Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative.

This conversation was recorded on December 15, 2011 in the PBS Hawaii studio. Insights on PBS Hawaii is presented on Thursdays at 7:30.