The “Anti-Science” Argument- Hawaiian Culture and TMT

Recently I came across an article written by businessman Richard Ha criticizing Hawaiian activism regarding TMT, and related social-environmental movements in Hawai’i. After hearing similar arguments and rebuttals from friends, family, and acquaintances, this article is meant to provide context and to challenge these “anti-science” accusations, to illustrate how this argument perpetuates Hawaiian diaspora through…

When “Eco” is a Dirty Word

“I don’t want to scare anyone, scaring is not the solution” Martha Beck said during her interview as she touched on the topic of environment. And in 2013, when Elon Musk spoke at TEDx he had a similar obstacle. As his interviewer strongly challenged the realizability of green enterprises, Elon casually explained that without them…