Climate change to be discussed at KCA meeting

In an article on the Aug. 2 front page, scientists report that warming temperature begets violence, and global average temperature is predicted to increase 3.6 degrees in next 50 years; more in specific locations, due to carbon dioxide pollution.

So another reason for concern about climate change is presented, beyond a prime one here on Maui of rising sea levels and acidification.

An opportunity to hear a scientist’s report on climate change locally will be Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the monthly public meeting of the Kihei Community Association at 41 E. Lipoa St. at the Kihei Charter Middle School.

Lauren Campbell, chair of the Surfrider Foundation, Maui, will offer an entertaining informative presentation to the KCA members on this issue.

In addition, Sarah McLane will offer a brief introduction to the Maui Nui Marine Resource Council, after the monthly “sense of place” segment.

While membership is encouraged, the meeting is open to the public. There is no charge to attend, but nonperishable food donations for the Maui Food Bank are strongly encouraged.

KCA, an all-volunteer, unfunded nonprofit organization, works to represent all of South Maui from Maalaea to the Ahihi-Kinau reserve, while cooperating with and supporting other community associations in our area and throughout our island.

For more information, see or call (508) 499-9996

Mike Moran