9 Troubling Facts About Hawaii You Would Be Better Off Not Knowing
By Megan Shute|Updated on August 26, 2022(Originally published August 21, 2022)
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
While there is no denying that Hawaii is the greatest state in the country, the Aloha State faces certain problems as unique as the islands. Even though the weather’s great, the people are lovely, and the views incredible, Hawaii is not without its issues. From homelessness and an extravagant cost of living to garbage and traffic, here are nine problems in Hawaii you probably didn’t want to know.
We obviously still love Hawaii, but it definitely isn’t without its faults. Which of these problems in Hawaii is most surprising to you? Do you know that they all existed? Let us know in the comments below!
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What kind of problems face Hawaii in the future?
Hawaii faces a number of pressing problems in the near future, including a rapidly changing climate, corrupt government reputation, poor business climate, along with homelessness, drug use, and poverty.
When polling residents, they said the worst issues the Big Island faced were homelessness, drugs and traffic. Maui residents who were polled said their top issues were affordable housing, too much traffic, and better public education. For Kauai residents, traffic was the first problem they were worried about, followed by environmental concerns like climate change and also crime and public safety.
How long before Hawaii’s coastline disappears?
New reports state that as soon as 2030, Hawaii will lose 3.2 feet of coastline to the rising seas. This federal report states that coastline will rise in the next thirty years, the same amount it has risen over the past 100 years!