The Hawaiian Islands’ rich culture is embedded in its indigenous language, people, practices and natural resources. The Kumulipo, or The Hawaiian Creation Chant, speaks of the relationships between the land and the heaven and the ocean, between the plants and the animals, and finally between man and woman.
The Hawaiian archipelago has suffered from several extreme coral bleaching events, caused by high ocean temperatures. If climate change were to stop today, scientists expect 90% of coral will die by 2050. The ocean is dying–and with it much of our world’s food supply.