I hope you’ll watch this short video. It’s about why I support building the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea.
We formed the non-profit group PUEO to support education – primarily, but not exclusively, for native Hawaiians. It was formed for the very long run.
On video, I talk about how I became aware of rising oil costs and how much we rely here on oil. We are so dependent on tourism. I thought about how we had better diversify our economy.
There is a direct relationship between education and family income. This is why we push education. And the TMT is already helping with it.
There’s a time we need to stand up for what’s right and be counted. And it’s not an adverserial situation. We just want our voices heard. Why can’t we have both cultural respect as well as taking care of the folks on the lowest rung of the economic ladder?
TMT photo courtesy TMT International Observatory