Climate Change Threatens Rare Haleakala Silversword

ShareThis

Extreme drought is pushing one of Maui’s most unusual plants into a dangerous decline.  Once on the road to recovery, recent climate change has left the Haleakala Silversword struggling to survive.

UH Biologist Paul Krushelnycky blames global warming patterns. With rising temperatures and increasingly dry conditions expected to continue … the future of the Silversword doesn’t look good.

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.

Krushelnycky recently co-authored a paper on the decline of the Haleakala Silversword in the journal Global Change Biology.

Full audio available here:

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.

(Molly Solomon / HPR News)