Move to Maui or to Mars

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This is my photo of David, Lisa, and Maria, taken sometime during the 1980s at Waikiki Beach.

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Recently, the state government unveiled plans to add thousands of housing units to rail stations on Oahu, stretching from Kapolei to Ala Moana Center to the University of Hawaii and to Waikiki.  This is not wise, in my opinion.  Before you know it, this island will be so over populated and urbanized that I will scream at the senselessness of it all.  With urbanization and over population, there will be more crime.

Further, it is unwise to add so many housing units along the shoreline, especially since rising sea levels will flood streets and units along the shoreline.  Scientists predict that in fifty years, Waikiki hotels and Kakaako condos will be flooded with surging sea water.

Several years ago, a visiting scientist advised that Hawaii be like the Netherlands, and consider how to drain the sea water from the land.  He said that the Netherlands uses some kind of tubing that takes inland sea water out to the ocean.  Perhaps, Hawaii can do something similar.

At any rate, if life on Oahu becomes untenable, there is always Maui, where so many artists reside, because it is so wide open and beautiful.

Further, if the entire planet Earth is unable to sustain life, then we humans can fly to another planet like Mars and live there.

10 Responses to “Move to Maui or to Mars”

  1. David Says:

    I must say that Hawaii is actually losing people. I feel that the increased number of housing units will result in a better quality of life for those of us who remain. In any event your predictions are for future generations and not for us. We are ok for the next fifty years.

  2. DJan Says:

    None of this will happen in my lifetime, but it’s interesting to speculate about future events. Overpopulation is a worldwide problem, not just in Hawaii.

  3. Joanne Noragon Says:

    Mars–no thanks.

  4. Olga Says:

    With the threat of global warming eating up the coastlines, over population may become more of a problem than it is now. I hope it doesn’t come to colonies on Mars.

  5. Christine Says:

    Beautiful photo and interesting thoughts today Gigi.

  6. honoluluaunty91 Says:

    We live in such interesting times.

  7. Cathy Says:

    Will you take a trip on the train Gigi? I didn’t think it was ‘open for business’ yet.

  8. Tom Sightings Says:

    I agree. Building housing units along the shoreline? What are they thinking?!?

  9. anonymousinthemainland!!!!!!!!!! Says:

    Maybe this is why Elon Musk and his quest for travel to space is so popular..Who knows where overpopulation will end..Our tiny town is bursting at the seams in Vancouver Washington but with few good paying jobs to buy homes prices ridiculously most people only have an option to rent if they can at all..rent is ridiculous tooooo..Crime has reared its ugly head here and not many notice but we do plenty..I guess you cannot stop people for wanting to go to Hawaii but to build and build is in my opinion ridiculous, they are not building too many low income housing, lots of senior housing places at $3,000 to $4,000 a month good luck filling those places, it rains most of the year here then it gets wicked hot for a few months..I don’t know too many elderly that enjoy all that rain whatsoever! One cannot have paradise on earth, but you do live in a lovely place on this earth and many want to live there, we don’t have the juju of Hawaii whatsoever..so many just want to go to Hawaii to experience it..one cannot go back to the days of tiny towns and villages..sigh….aloha in paradise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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