While I admire the desire to return to the moon, and even send a woman on the Artemis Project by 2024, I’m uneasy. Instead, I wish we would put our energies, talents and money into an effort to care for our home planet.
Humanity has done dreadful damage to “spaceship Earth,” and returning to the moon or sending someone to Mars won’t change the future. Every day we hear more and more about global warming, over-fishing the sea and the creation of continents of plastic refuse in our oceans. We have done horrific ecological harm, and before it’s too late it must be reversed.
Colonizing the moon or walking on Mars will not change that reality.