Global warming likely to reduce the habitat for native Hawaiian birds in future.
Avian malaria is a vector borne disease that is transmitted by mosquitos. So far high elevation native forests provide save environments for native/endemic Hawaiian birds. But with future warming the 'safety-line' will move up the mountains and leave less forest habitats for unique species like the I'iwi.
climate is more sensitive to
changes in CO2
A new study was published in Science Advances that suggests that specific equilibrium climate sensitivity (that is the change in the global mean surface temperature for a given change in radiative forcing) actually changes over the course of glacial-interglacial cycles. By combining temperature sensitive proxy records with paleoclimate model simulations a systematic change was found with higher sensitivity when the background climate state is warmer and reduced sensitivity when the global mean surface temperature is lower.