Author: Tom Burnett

Dr. Tom is a retired scientist who is now farming on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Why Pele Doesn’t Like Geothermal

I went to my third County Council meeting in fifteen years last night.  Now I remember why I don’t go to them.  The agenda was geothermal but, as with everything in Puna, everyone in attendance was against it.  As a …

Opinion: Fukushima Update a Year On

Rick Shade requested an update on R4 at Fukushima.
I was the first person in the world who correctly assessed the problem at Reactor 4  while the Japanese government was saying there was no danger…and I am the first person who …

In Search of Debt Jubilee (Why Money Cannot Breed Money)

From the agile mind of my friend Francisco González…
I think these are times of complete confusion, where competing and contradictory explanations multiply only to increase the confusion. An article I find worth going back to, in search of some glimpses …

US Military in Hawai`i: Not the Bad Guys

In 1959 the citizens of Hawaii voted 17 to 1 to become a state rather than to remain a territory. The option of becoming independent was not on the ballot, but it would have been voted down then, just as …