Warming signs seen stressing state’s growth

UH Ag dean says many faculty recruits feel Hawaii has exceeded its carrying capacity
By Helen Altonn
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.

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