Climate change is big issue in the election | The Garden Island

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Everyone always seems to want to focus on the economy, but outside of the current impacts of the pandemic, compared to most of the rest of the world we’re doing pretty damn good. The U.S. does have a significant number of disenfranchised citizens, but most of that is a problem with income equity, not a lack of wealth as a nation. We need to restructure our system so the benefits of society are shared by all its members.
Many of our biggest problems stem from our insatiable drive for more and more stuff, bigger cars & houses and things we can never use. Climate Change, what is arguably the major issue of our time, has been primarily caused by our thirst for more at a cost to the health of the planet.
The pandemic is probably the major concern for most people right now, both in Hawaii and Nationally. Here on Kauai we’ve been pretty fortunate and fairly isolated, and our decision makers have done a fairly good job controlling internal spread. Our major problem will be how do we open up the island to tourism without opening it up to the spread of the virus.
Systemic Racism …

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