We need desperately to learn how to live sustainably on the only inhabitable “space-ship” in the known universe. There is no “planet B.” We only have one Earth. We only get one chance….
The human community needs to focus on the basic sciences that can assist their survival on Earth — not manned space travel to other selected points where we cannot live in the vast, cold and expanding universe.
- Launching Moon Walks and Mars Landings From a Burning Planet: The Myth of Perpetual “Frontier” Expansion vs The Science of Human Survival on Earth
- Discovering Our Place in Space: Can We Survive the Absurdity & Distraction of the “New-Frontiers-in-Space” Race?
In addition see:
- 25% of World’s Population Under “Extremely High Water Stress”
- Quarter of world’s population facing extreme water crisis, warns study
- Extreme water stress affects a quarter of the world’s population, say experts | Global development | The Guardian
- Drawing the Wrong Conclusions – An Anthropologist Looks at History: Cultural Mistakes Since 1492 – The “Frontier” Metaphor & the Myth of Endless Growth
- The Troublesome Legacy of Columbus: Look Out ! What Are We Celebrating?
- “Rubbish and Racism: Problems of Boundary in an Ecosystem,” The Yale Review (1983).
as well as:
- VOX – Voices from Oxford – Tim Weiskel: Infinite Growth on a Finite Planet Is Not Possible
- VOX – Voices from Oxford: Tim Weiskel – Advice to Young People: Environmental Sustainability
- We live on a planet with finite resources and infinite throughput energy….
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