The debate over the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope has drawn fierce divisions across Hawaii. Misinformation has clouded both sides of the debate. Yet, one thing remains true. Mauna a Wakea must be protected from further encroachment. Thirteen telescopes, among which several are no longer operational, have already left permanent scars at the summit.
The WHT Our View of July 12 was an interesting but puzzling read. I can only guess from where the incomplete and inaccurate information came upon which the writer based his suppositions.
Since the state announced construction re-start plans of the Thirty Meter Telescope, uncertainty about what lies ahead on Maunakea abounds. Conflicts and protests on the mountain in 2014 and 2015 frame our expectations of 2019, and perhaps beyond.
Anti-development efforts tend to be as common as two-sided nickels.
Here are some thoughts that may or may not fit into the scheme of things here in Kona but at least they are thoughts outside the box and not the same sh**, different day.