The rate of climate change clearly has gone beyond linear, as indicated by the presence of myriad self-reinforcing feedback loops, and now threatens our species with extinction in the near term. Anthropologist Louise Leakey ponders our near-term demise in her 5 July 2013 assessment at Huffington Post. In the face of near-term human extinction, most Americans view the threat as distant and irrelevant, as illustrated by a 22 April 2013 article in the Washington Post based on poll results that echo the long-held sentiment that elected officials should be focused on the industrial economy, not faraway minor nuisances such as climate change.
BeyondKONA, OUR MISSION
Welcome to BeyondKona, a community web site designed to inform, educate, and promote Hawaiian values of caring for our aina.
BeyondKona’s mission is to advance an environmentally sustainable and 100% clean energy economy for Hawai’i.
BeyondKona.com features daily news, research and analysis, commentary and community conversation focused on Hawaii’s changing climate, growing clean energy economy, and the environmental, social, and political elements which are shaping life in Hawai’i and around the world.