Friday, December 18, 2009

Pacific Countries vs. the World at Copenhagen (And How to Research Climate Change In The Library)


Tuvalu, which has been described as the first independent nation to face extinction via global warming, made news last week by leading the charge in Copenhagen for stricter environmental protection standards than those laid out by the Kyoto Protocol ... which is a prime lead-in to noting that both the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections have a wide variety of materials dealing with the effects of climate change on islands and their inhabitants. To search for them in our Voyager online catalog, select "Basic Search," and using the "Subject Browse" option, search for sea level-- or climatic changes-- or human beings--effect of climate on-- with a specific country or region name following the dashes (for instance, sea level--Micronesia or climatic changes--Hawaii). For information that crosses multiple Pacific regions, use "Oceania" or "Pacific Islands" as the region name. The Hawaii-Pacific Journal Index also contains listings for many articles on climate change. (For news items from throughout the Pacific, see also the Pacific Collection's website for a list of online news sources.)
Other Internet-based items of interest regarding climate change include:
Islands on the Frontline of Climate Change (a short documentary on the situation in Tuvalu);
The Climate Pasifka blog has also posted the statements made at Copenhagen by various Pacific government officials:

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