What’s at Stake at Mauna Kea?

Diane Aoki
8 min readMar 9, 2020

How where you stand reveals who you are

Photo by Daniel Gregoire on Unsplash

The island that I live on, like all of the Hawaiian Islands, was originally formed from volcanoes. There are five volcanoes here, three considered active and two not. One of these dormant volcanoes is the subject of a major controversy. Mauna Kea, which last erupted 6,000 to 4,000 years ago, is the tallest mountain in the world, if you are counting from the sea floor. Even…

Diane Aoki

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