Ku Kia’i Mauna with SoCal 350 Climate Action stand for the love of a sacred mountain, Mauna Kea, on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Mahalo to Mikilani Young of Defenders of Mauna Kea and LA’s Mauna Kea movement to stop the desecration of the mountain most sacred to native Hawaiians and their culture. The movement aims to protect sacred, conservation lands, wildlife and plant habitat, and the water table beneath Mauna Kea, all of which will be gravely impacted if the TMT (Thirty-Meter Telescope) project moves forward. At 30 meters high (18 stories) and 20 feet deep, it would be one of the largest telescopes in the world, requiring the destruction of 5 acres of sacred land. TMT’s funding sources include: University of California, CalTech, the governments of China, India, Japan, Canada and the U.S. Align with the Hawaiian community and learn how to help protect and keep Mauna Kea sacred.
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Interview by Carry Kim from EcoJustice Radio.
Host and Engineer: JP Morris
Executive Producer: Mark Morris
This originally aired August 1, 2017 on KPFK 90.7 FM, Pacifica Radio in Los Angeles.