Hawaii Will Be Hit Harder

Than Any Other State

More and stronger hurricanes; severe damage to tourism, our economy’s largest source of income; beach loss; more disease; closed hotels and lost jobs; water shortages; dying coral reefs; damaged infrastructure; higher average temperatures; decreased trade winds; periods of drought and heavy rain with flooding; sea water mixing with drinking water; endangered fisheries; stressed native animals and plants; increased spread of invasive species; declining crop production.

Lucky we live Hawaii?  It’s changing, right now.


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The Time To Divest Is Now

What do actor Mark Ruffalo, 17 colleges and universities, 32 cities, the Rockefellers, 51 religious institutions and 67 foundations all have in common? Read this Honolulu Star-Advertiser opinion piece to find out.

Democracy Awakening Phonebanking

Why hasn’t Congress acted on climate change?  Because oil and gas companies are big contributors to their election campaigns.  The biggest obstacle to climate action is political will, and one of the biggest influences on political will is money in politics. But a first-of-its-kind gathering in our nation’s capital is putting We the People back in charge of OUR (More...)

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ERS divestment op-ed

[Originally published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, February 25, 2016] Should ERS divest from fossil fuels? Yes, bubble will burst for carbon-coal stocks By Anthony Aalto and Michael Kramer February 25, 2016 Why is our state pension system betting against the people of Hawaii? Hawaii has pledged to be free of fossil fuels by 2045. It’s (More...)

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SHARE THE PETITION: PROSECUTE EXXON

California Attorney General Kamala Harris and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman are investigating ExxonMobil for its decades of deliberate climate deception. We’re calling on Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the Department of Justice to follow suit. (More...)

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Climate negotiators strike deal to slow global warming With the tap of a gavel and thunderous applause, 195 nations and the European Union adopted a new climate change plan, one with the ambitious goals of slowing global warming by reducing greenhouse gases and aiding poor countries adjusting to the negative impact. Janos Pasztor, the U.N. (More...)

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Honolulu Global Climate March

Hundreds of climate change supporters marched through Waikiki’s busy streets Sunday to raise awareness of the irreversible effects the excess use of fossil fuels has had on our planet. (More...)

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$2.6 Trillion

The divestment movement grew 50-fold in the past year and now represents $2.6 trillion in investments. (More...)

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Stop Funding Fossils!

Do you remember how President Obama and every other G20 leader pledged to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies? It was in 2009, right before the last major UN climate conference – the one in Copenhagen. That pledge was great, there was much rejoicing, but then do you remember the part where those fossil fuel subsidies actually (More...)

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Heat is On: UH Foundation should divest from fossil fuels

[Originally published in Ka Leo, July 21, 2015] by Leilei Joy Shih, Guest Writer PhD Candidate in Oceanography, Sierra Club Oʻahu, UH Graduate Student Organization On the morning of May 21, 2015, students, faculty and community members packed the hearing room in the IT building at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Although summer break had (More...)

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Lessons from Successful Divestments

UH, state leaders comment on UH divestment, 100% renewable energy mandate HONOLULU–University of Hawaii decision-makers joined state Rep. Chris Lee Friday at the state capitol to comment on two recent major achievements in clean energy:  divestment by UH from all fossil fuels, and the passage of HB623, which mandates that 100 percent of Hawaii’s energy (More...)

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UH System divests from fossil fuels

The University of Hawaii Board of Regents, working with faculty and students, voted to divest their endowment from oil, coal and gas. University of Hawaii System divests from fossil fuels 10-campus, 57,000-student UH System largest university yet to divest HONOLULU–May 21, 2015–The University of Hawaii voted Thursday to divest its $66 million endowment from coal, (More...)

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