Fast forward 12 months. On November 8, 2013, just before the Warsaw climate talks, Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines. For Yeb, it must have felt like Groundhog Day. One year on, on the eve of one more UN climate conference, one more unprecedented "hellstorm."
Sunday's show will be musically marvelous, and elevates the values of kokua and aloha to the global stage. These living concepts make Hawai'i an exceptional environment of compassion and cooperation, and the world could certainly use more of these.