Given reports like these: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/impacts-adaptation/islands.html and http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/coasts/sealevel, what is the general attitude on the islands about this, assuming there is one?
Is there much discussion in local government or amongst locals? Is it a hot-button issue? (If so, I apologize for bringing the political drama.)
Are the effects more perceptible and thus does the idea of taking precautions draw less controversy or does climate change get as much fight from bought bureaucrats as we see at a federal level?
Just a question from someone who'd love to live there one day (high cost of living and all), but whose line of work generally only offers opportunities in the defense industry (I can stand a lot of things, but not that).