Climate change is very real. We’re already starting to feel the first effects of climate change and its impacts will increase at a rate relative to our (humankind’s) level of contribution. We, unfortunately cannot stop climate change, but we CAN certainly prepare for it. And we definitely should
It’s become apparent that living in Hawai‘i presents its own hurdle in the severe financial burden that it imposes on a substantial number of residents - this is a hurdle that residents cannot traverse without direct assistance from our state government in combination with favorable economic conditions created by our state government.
I often use the analogy: “The Silicon Valley of the Pacific.” Tech is here and now and it’s undoubtedly the way of the future. As our lives become more connected to the internet of things and perhaps as our lives become more reliant on tech, we will need to become far more tech savvy. Tech is where the State can improve its economy. Tech is where the amazing jobs will be.
Gridlocked traffic from Central O‘ahu to the Honolulu urban core seems almost commonplace. On a good day, we might see 45-minute morning and evening commutes. On a normal day, the average prospect appears to hover above an hour. In twenty years’ time of commuting, we would have spent over a year (roughly 400 days) sitting in traffic. What could you do with one year of time? How about a year of salary?