#2 is a billionaire hobby to find a new planet once we made this one uninhabitable. This new planet is for the 'happy' few of course. Too bad for them that Mars will be a living hell with a gravity of 0.38g, pressure 6 millibar, temperature between -150 and +20 degrees. Not to mention the deadly radiation due to the lack of an atmosphere.
@kpeace It’s not about whether or not we have or use resources; it’s about how much we use and how they’re distributed. If everyone on the planet started living like the average American tomorrow, we’d instantly go extinct. Boom! No more humans. Bye bye.
It about HOW we use our resources.
India was on the brink of starvation, then they cultivated a new strain of wheat.
Israel was on the path of drying out, and then they started using desalinated water.
Plants can be grown in the dessert. Power can be generated by nuclear.
It's our imagination, and the lack of freedom to explore our imagination, that limits us.
@aral it's even more absurd than that: "we are a lost cause and we will all die from global heating so let's go terraform another planet that's already morbidly toxic and cold; that sounds like a better idea than not mangling this one any more"
@aral Even if another planet is found, it may be impossible to go there. People don't seem to understand astronomical distance.
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