Extreme weather in the 19th century uncovered in the Hawaiian newspapers. Read the article
The Kingdom of Hawaii’s first native-language newspaper was published in 1834. By the 1870s, there were 10 such newspapers serving a population with an almost 100 percent literacy rate—impressive considering that as recently as the early 19th century, Hawaiian was primarily an oral language.
Dr. Rosie Alegado is researching climate change through a historical lens with help from the Hawaiian newspaper archives. Hawaii Public Radio