Hawaii government declares climate emergency

April 2021
Hawaii made history on April 29 when its state legislature passed a resolution to declare there’s a global climate emergency.

It’s the first US state to officially declare climate change is an emergency, reports The Hill. Hawaii now sees climate change as a threat and its government sees it must put more emphasis on dealing with it.

More than 1,900 local and national governments around the world have made a similar declaration. That includes Sydney City Council in Australia, Bangladesh’s National Assembly and the European Union.

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Read also CO2 levels in atmosphere rose to record. And check out The Hill’s story Hawaii to become the first state to declare climate emergency

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