Honolulu, Which Couldn’t Survive Without Fossil Fuels, Announces Plan To Sue Fossil Fuels Companies

Honolulu, which is in Hawaii, of course, couldn’t survive as it is without fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are required to being most of the goods to the island and the city, including food and building supplies, clothes, TVs, washers, etc. FFs are necessary to bring tourists to the city and county, because, it’s located on an island thousands of miles from anywhere, and the state, county, and city, depend on them. 21% of Hawaii’s economy is tourism. The only sector that is really growing is tourism. Tourists fly in on planes, they take car, boat, and helicopter trips. Honolulu is further dependent on the U.S. military, which uses lots of FFs. Without FFs, the city and state would revert back to a 3rd world nation. They don’t grown much food and couldn’t really feed themselves. So…

City Announces Plans To Sue Oil Companies For Climate Change Damage

The City and County of Honolulu is the second county to announce plans to sue fossil fuel companies for what officials say is damage caused by climate change and rising sea levels traced back to corporate action or inaction.

“The evidence is piling up that just as big tobacco misled the public and policymakers about the danger of smoking, big oil waged a decades-long deception campaign and covered up the origins of today’s climate crisis,” said Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell on Tuesday.

The mayor pointed to the estimated 3,880 Oahu structures said to be in harm’s way if the sea level rises by 3.2 feet as predicted by 2100. The higher oceans could result $12.9 billion in costs, according to a 2017 study from the Hawaiʻi Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission.

Last week, Maui Mayor Michael Victorino said his administration plans to sue the companies for climate change-related damage to roads and other infrastructure. (snip)

Among the companies that would be named in the suit are Chevron, Shell, Exxon Mobil, BP, the BHP Group, Conoco Phillips, Marathon (formerly known as Tesoro) and Aloha Petroleum.

All those companies should refuse to sell their products to the governments, as well as the airports. See how that goes.

As for sea level?

  • Nawiliwili – 1.67 millimeters/year, sea level data from 1955 to 2018 which is equivalent to a change of 0.55 feet in 100 years
  • Mokuoloe – 1.45 millimeters/year, 1957 to 2018 which is equivalent to a change of 0.48 feet in 100 years
  • Kahului – 2.18 millimeters/year, 1947 to 2018 which is equivalent to a change of 0.72 feet in 100 years
  • Hilo – 3.08 millimeters/year, 1927 to 2018 which is equivalent to a change of 1.01 feet in 100 years
  • Honolulu – 1.49 millimeters/year, 1905 to 2018 which is equivalent to a change of 0.49 feet in 100 years

Three of 5 stations are exactly in the “normal range” for a Holocene century (6-8 inches per century), and two are still lower than would be expected during a Holocene warm period. Hilo and Kahalui are also on the two newest islands, and can has some part of it being land changes.

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7 Responses to “Honolulu, Which Couldn’t Survive Without Fossil Fuels, Announces Plan To Sue Fossil Fuels Companies”

  1. Kye says:

    The companies should come up with a phony number (like leftists are apt to do), let’s say $4 a gallon to increase ALL gas and diesel to fund a “Climate Change Law Suit Fund” for their defense. I read the average price of gas in HI is $3.66 a gallon so this would make it $7.66. They should advertise loud and clear why they’re doing this and point it squarely at the DemComs. I can only assume they’re DemComs since neither Google nor Wiki would identify their parties. At least I didn’t see it.

    • Doom and Gloom says:

      skip forward to 4:00 at the 6:00 mark Where Al Gore’s book has a picture of the earth which is full of hurricanes all rotating the wrong way.

    • david7134 says:

      You make the point I am always concerned with. These attorneys are not hurting the oil companies, they are harming normal law abiding citizens. If XOM is sued, they just increase the cost of doing business. Or, they reduce or eliminate the dividend. Or the action hurts the price of the stock, which is in my pension plan.

      • Kye says:

        When were commies EVER concerned about “normal law abiding citizens”? That’s all part of their MO. They cause the pain then ride in with their red flags to save us from the policies they enacted! All anyone needs to do is LOOK at DemCom controlled cites to see the results of DemCom policy.

  2. JGlanton says:

    Whatta bunch of useless grandstanders! They can’t sue a business on the basis of what damages MIGHT happen 80 years in the future! Based on some bad simulations that have no basis in reality. This is absurd.

  3. Bob M says:

    The stupid… It burns.

  4. Daniel McGrain says:

    The rest of the world should sue the island state because of hundreds of years of volcanic gases and ash spewed into the atmosphere causing climate change.

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