'Let's get something straight people, as this line of reasoning pisses me off to no end..
To those who get excited about colonising Mars as an answer to our planets current man-made, shit storm..
I SEE THIS AS THE BIGGEST SCAPEGOAT OF RESPONSIBILITY MAN COULD POSSIBLY BE CAPABLE OF.
What do we really think would happen if we colonised Mars??
WE WOULD REPEAT EXACTLY the same colossal mistakes all over again, on a planet with NOTHING TO OFFER IN COMPARISON TO THE PERFECT PLANET WE HAVE, because as our current and essential period in history stands, we still know SHIT ALL about implementing a system of balance for ourselves on earth, WHICH ITSELF WAS ONCE ALREADY BALANCED.
Think we're going to thrive on Planet Barren? It's just not going to happen. Mars a fresh start? Please wench off.
So how about this..
BEFORE we wash our hands of our mistakes,
TAKE ZERO responsibility for our bullshit and
BEFORE we start EVEN THINKING about chewing up and spitting out ANOTHER PLANET WITH A FRACTION OF THE RESOURCES WE ALREADY HAVE..
Doesn't it seem wise we figure out how to live in harmony with our beloved home, starting first with man's COCK-UP illusion of entitlement to the earth and it's contents?? I think so.
DON'T THROW IN THE TOWEL BECAUSE THERE ARE TOO MANY PROBLEMS, MY DEARS. JUST START WITH YOUR OWN LIFE AND DON'T CONTRIBUTE TO THE PROBLEMS YOU SEE.
IT'S THAT SIMPLE.