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Monday, February 1, 2016

"Climate change, global warming and more roads..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #111)

James Kimo Rosen is the Blogger-n-chief
of dakinetalk blog and lives on the cosmic
island of Kaua'i with his spiritual advisor
Obama Da Dog!  

Climate change, global warming and more roads


Editor's note;
This blog also appeared as an opinion article in the 01-28-16 edition of  The Garden Island News!
http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-jan/article_d3118275-a9b9-57e1-b1d1-6733433e741c.html


How can anyone deny global warming and climate change?

The heat is scorching  hot. I never wore a hat outdoors until this past year. The sun actually burns my face. I thought this was only me, however I talked with many who have said they have never before  witnessed  a hotter and more humid year on the Garden island or anywhere in Hawaii. Most people in Hawaii never had the need for air conditioning because of the awesome tradewinds that act like natures air conditioners. Not anymore...


I believe the heat has fried the brains of those in power. How can an island that increases in population, tourism and the amount of motor vehicles sold daily not have the need for new roads?

The Kuhio hwy in Kapaa and Wailua is the same road it was in the 1960's.

There are many reasons for this. Money is always a factor, the other major factor is global warming and climate change making us less attentive and unable to think properly.

Many of my  neighbors that are lifelong residents purchased air conditioners for the first time in 2015. The drive home from Lihue to Kapaa took over  90 minutes  for a drive that should take 20 minutes.

Every year is going to got hotter and hotter. Every year there will be more motor vehicles and more humans. 




More roads are definitely needed. The solution is simple. A toll road from the east side to Lihue and back. The road could then be a money maker for the state, county or even a private investor. The main road (The Kuhio Hwy) would still be in usage so people would have a choice!

How many would pay $5, 6, 7, or even 10 dollars to get to your destination traffic free and stress free?
Every cab driver and commercial driver I spoke with said,  they would pay the price in lieu of sitting in the horrid heat of traffic.

It's not 1960 anymore. I can save the county and state a lot of money in the hiring of consultants to see if new roads are needed. Here's your answer, YES!

In the meantime, help, help, I'm melting...

http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-jan/article_d3118275-a9b9-57e1-b1d1-6733433e741c.html

James "Kimo" Rosen ~ 1976~ Santa Barbara~
Photo courtesy of  John Franssen
P.S.
Editors note, The photos below were created with photos I took on an iPhone using an app called PIP!






Hana Hou, (Encore) Shared From Facebook




9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did you read today's letter to the editor section? Someone thinks you've been in the sun to long. LOL

Glenn said...

This toll road thing would be a joke but people like that are serious. Maybe we should erect a golden gate type bridge to Oahu too or put a rapid transit around our whole island including the napali coast!!

Glenn Mickens said...

Only idiots will keep saying that global warming is a hoax but it appears that there are a lot of those especially on the right!! And I loved what you had to say about more roads as my same words have been and are still being ignored. Billy Fernandes suggested putting a road from the south side to the north side over the power line trail 40 years ago which would have worked. But the businesses said it would make ghost towns out of Kapaa and other communities ( a joke since if you want to go from the south to the north you are not going shopping or to a gas station but just getting from A to B---If you wanted to go to point C there would be alternate roads coming from the power line to Kapaa, Anahola, or Kilauea so no problem.
Now these same communities are screaming about traffic keeping shoppers from coming to their businesses--amazing planning!!!!

Rick Comstock said...

Glenn is right.... Planning Department lost in the purple haze and can't find they'er way out. Oh but more buses....Just like the Pro Bowl game Sunday at Aloha Stadium....grid lock due to poor planning. We have a lack of knowledge and organization within most of County Services.

Harmony Bentosino said...

i have definitely noticed a change in the weather. I get cold much easier than most people, & usually in Hawaii winter, I need to wear 2 sweatshirts on the air conditioned bus. Now I only need one.

KimoRosen said...

I wear socks and sweatshirt to bed, but the daylight sun just burns me...

Ken Taylor said...

A SELF-EVIDENT TRUTH

If any fraction of the observed global warming
can be attributed to the activities of humans,
then this constitutes positive proof
that the human population, living as we do,
has exceeded the carrying capacity of the Earth.
THIS SITUATION IS NOT SUSTAINABLE!

AS A CONSEQUENCE,
IT IS AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
THAT ALL PROPOSALS OR EFFORTS TO SLOW GLOBAL WARMING
OR TO MOVE TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY
ARE SERIOUS INTELLECTUAL FRAUDS
IF THEY DO NOT ADVOCATE
REDUCING POPULATIONS TO SUSTAINABLE LEVELS
AT THE LOCAL, NATIONAL AND GLOBAL SCALES.

KimoRosen said...

Aloha Ken,

Glenn Mickens and Walter Lewis have been guest blogging on dakinetalk blog. I would like to extend an invitation to guest blog. It would be an honor.
500 words give or take, a photo and short 2-3 sentence bio!

Kimo & Obama

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

You are right,Zero population control needed