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Here is someone, who reflects my thinking. Instead of being all upsed over Global Warming, which is not bad for the species, we should be channeling our resources into another avenue of saving ourselves.

Quote:So vast sums of money will continue to be spent on an unproven and unprovable theory, predicting a global catastrophe from the realms of fantasy. The money could be much more profitably spent on space exploration. This is a genuine science and could turn out to be useful, even vital. The planet Earth, though not threatened with destruction by man-made global warming, is by no means indestructible. There are many unpredictable events within our solar system, and still more outside it, that could make Earth uninhabitable by humans. A meteorite of sufficient size could destroy it entirely. A giant sunspot could produce precisely the catastrophic climate change the lobby falsely claims is being created by man's "emissions." There are hundreds of fatal possibilities astrophysicists can imagine, and thousands more, no doubt, that could occur.

In the long term, it is desirable that the human race, faced with the prospect of extinction on Earth, should prepare an escape route for itself to another inhabitable planet. In order to do this we must explore the universe far more thoroughly and exhaustively than we have done up till now, and equally important, develop the concept of mass space travel and colonization schemes. Mankind has done this before, notably in the 15th century, when the threat of plague and starvation in Europe led to the successful crossing of the Atlantic and colonization in the Americas. We need to repeat the imaginative effort of the late medieval Spanish, Portuguese, and Genoans in navigation, technology, and courage, but on an infinitely greater scale. This would be a worthy cause for the united resources of the human race to combine in furthering -- the colonization of the universe.

It may be a distant goal, but it is a practical one, and in pursuing it we would do more to unite the human race in purposeful activity than anything else so far proposed. By contrast, combating a largely imaginary threat of global warming is just as costly, as well as scientifically unsound, technologically impossible, and, not least, divisive.
Here is someone, who reflects my thinking. Instead of being all upsed over Global Warming, which is not bad for the species, we should be channeling our resources into another avenue of saving ourselves.

Quote:So vast sums of money will continue to be spent on an unproven and unprovable theory, predicting a global catastrophe from the realms of fantasy. The money could be much more profitably spent on space exploration. This is a genuine science and could turn out to be useful, even vital. The planet Earth, though not threatened with destruction by man-made global warming, is by no means indestructible. There are many unpredictable events within our solar system, and still more outside it, that could make Earth uninhabitable by humans. A meteorite of sufficient size could destroy it entirely. A giant sunspot could produce precisely the catastrophic climate change the lobby falsely claims is being created by man's "emissions." There are hundreds of fatal possibilities astrophysicists can imagine, and thousands more, no doubt, that could occur.

In the long term, it is desirable that the human race, faced with the prospect of extinction on Earth, should prepare an escape route for itself to another inhabitable planet. In order to do this we must explore the universe far more thoroughly and exhaustively than we have done up till now, and equally important, develop the concept of mass space travel and colonization schemes. Mankind has done this before, notably in the 15th century, when the threat of plague and starvation in Europe led to the successful crossing of the Atlantic and colonization in the Americas. We need to repeat the imaginative effort of the late medieval Spanish, Portuguese, and Genoans in navigation, technology, and courage, but on an infinitely greater scale. This would be a worthy cause for the united resources of the human race to combine in furthering -- the colonization of the universe.

It may be a distant goal, but it is a practical one, and in pursuing it we would do more to unite the human race in purposeful activity than anything else so far proposed. By contrast, combating a largely imaginary threat of global warming is just as costly, as well as scientifically unsound, technologically impossible, and, not least, divisive.
And yet, our messiah (There's a mess, alright, but NO Messiah!) has yanked the NASA budget for our return to the moon. Something we could do in the frickin' SIXTIES but can't do in 2010.

Grrr!

(Yes, I'm against gov't spending, but if they're going to waste trillions of dollars, why can't they throw some of it towards something that's actually important?)
And yet, our messiah (There's a mess, alright, but NO Messiah!) has yanked the NASA budget for our return to the moon. Something we could do in the frickin' SIXTIES but can't do in 2010.

Grrr!

(Yes, I'm against gov't spending, but if they're going to waste trillions of dollars, why can't they throw some of it towards something that's actually important?)
I agree dear. This is all pure insanity. We have no business keeping all of our eggs in just one basket.
I agree dear. This is all pure insanity. We have no business keeping all of our eggs in just one basket.
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