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Why did Hawaii bother to declare a climate emergency after imposing the car based life on the islands for fifty years

Are they covering their tracks after building three interstate highways on O'ahu and avoiding public transportation like it's the communists or is there action coming?
Graylight · 46-50, F Best Comment
Evolution. Things, people, society, governments and even races evolve to adopt new perspectives given the addition of new experience and information.

EuphoricTurtle · 36-40, M
Because they want to signal a break from the past strategies and take the climate into consideration in the future.

[quote]The resolution calls on government to make choices that will enable a more sustainable future. It goes as far as to ask for a ban on public and private investments that would make the climate worse.[/quote]
https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2021/04/29/hawaii-becomes-first-state-declare-climate-emergency/
EuphoricTurtle · 36-40, M
[@1201621,MotherHubbard] true, but combating climate change isn't something restricted to how people commute. Everyone could have personal electric cars fueled by renewable energy and that would be more environmental that diesel buses and or trains.
[quote]three interstate highways on O'ahu[/quote]


Bruh.



On an island.
QuixoticSoul · 36-40, M
[@1201381,ShadowfireTheSarcastic] When you really want that fed transportation money.
[@580625,QuixoticSoul] 😂🤣
Stopmakingsense · 56-60, F
[@580625,QuixoticSoul] they're going to build light rail that won't reduce traffic. A, oh, way to go, Oahu.
QuixoticSoul · 36-40, M
It’s pretty comical that there are any interstates in Hawaii to begin with lmao.

Anyway, the coming switch to EVs will take care of that particular aspect, yet the wider climate change emergency will go on.
Badedog12 · 16-17, M
I don't understand what you're talking about I was born and raised in Hawaii and it is an awesome place to live
Stopmakingsense · 56-60, F
[@1204159,Badedog12] Kaumuki should be covered by cars? Pedestrian deaths? Maybe you were there...

 
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