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Why we should care about

Climate Change

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Climate Change & Hawaii:

  • Oahu, Maui, and Kauai have lost approximately 25% their beaches

  • We expect frequent flooding by 2040, which will threaten $5B of taxable real estate, flood nearly 30 miles of roadway, and impact pedestrians, commercial activities, tourism, transportation, and infrastructure

  • Scientists predict that 90% of the coral reefs will die by the year 2050

  • Experts predict a 3-foot rise in sea levels by 2100, impacting 6K+ buildings, 550 cultural sites, & 20K+ residents

Mālama ka 'aina

Hawai'i has bountiful access to solar, wind, and tidal power. Investing in these sectors will end our reliance on imported fossil fuels, bring good union paying jobs in the form of construction and manufacturing, and stop dangerous pollutants from destroying our communities and environments (i.e. Red Hill, Ala Wai in Waikiki).

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Beach Loss

Contrary to popular belief, seawalls are actually accelerating beach loss through increased erosion.

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Alternative Energy

Continue moving our energy system to renewal energy sources and reduce emissions

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Food Waste

Reduce local food waste through home composting initiatives

Let's Talk Story

I'd love to hear your ideas and thoughts on this topic.

Please email me at valerie@valeriecwang.com.

Together, we can make a difference.