Hard Science And Hashtags

Dr. Ruth Gates was co-host of an event this week that brought educators, legislators, researchers, NGOs, activists and the media together at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology on Moku O Lo’e (aka Coconut Island.)   While some impressive research breakthroughs have been made, not much has been done to address the impact of 10 million humans a year (9 million of them tourists) to our coral reefs and nearshore areas. Filmmaker Anthony Aalto and Kaui Lucas also attended the working group grappling with political palatability and climate reality.  Aalto is currently making a feature length documentary about Climate change. What and how do we communicate to change human behavior?