Mauna Kea Voices / Cliff Kapono

Hawaiian surfer and scientist @cliff_kapono is on the scene at Mauna Kea, Hawai‘i’s highest peak, as peaceful protests continue: “I would like to express my humble perspective of why I am in opposition to the current construction of the TMT on Mauna Kea through a 13-minute audio clip published on the link in my bio. In short, I believe that both Hawaiian culture and science culture are being unfairly appropriated. I believe that the way this ‘scientific’ endeavor is being pursued is highly unethical. Additionally, the building site for the telescope is on a US national natural landmark. Using ‘science’ as a means of legitimizing the development of federally recognized pristine land is a dangerous game to play, especially when foreign interests are involved. Feel free to have a listen and let’s open up a dialogue.“ – @cliff_kapono

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