President Barack Obama has postponed his trip to Hawaii because the nation’s climate crisis threatens his visit, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday.
Hawaii, which is hosting the U.S. presidential campaign, will hold a rally Monday at the White House to announce Obama’s plans.
The president has been urging voters to reject Republican candidates in a bid to prevent the country from slipping back into an isolationist politics.
The state’s climate has worsened in recent decades, with the ice caps melting, sea levels rising and sea-levels rising more than 20 feet in some areas.
The Honolulu Star Advertiser cited a recent study by the U-M’s Department of Geography that found the average daily temperatures in Hawaii in 2017 were more than 1,000 degrees.
Hawaii’s governor and the U,S.
Environmental Protection Agency have pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent by 2025.
The U.N. climate-change agency says that the U of H will meet its target to limit greenhouse gas levels to “well below” 2,000 parts per million (ppm).
Hawaii has been in the news before.
The governor resigned after the governor’s wife, Maureen, was killed in a motorcycle crash in 2011.