Fight TMT threats with cooperation

//Fight TMT threats with cooperation

Well-intentioned people on either side of the Thirty Meter Telescope debate — naturally, one hopes that this would be most people — surely agree on at least one minimal objective: Do no harm. But when a standoff persists for a long time, as has the one at the road to the Mauna Kea summit since mid-July, it’s bound to loop in people entirely without good intentions, who don’t mind venting their hostility through physical threats.

It was the matter of threats disseminated through social media that truly sounded an alarm — and should underscore the imperative to lower the temperature and avert a violent outcome.

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