For years NASA has been promising to go to Mars,but in those years,our relationships with our planet have worsened.Our air is getting more polluted by the day,megatonnes of plastic are being dumped into our oceans and trees are getting cut down at an alarming rate,but all we want to do is focus on is 'more important ' things like going to Mars and launching satellites.Here are my reasons for focusing on climate change.
- Rockets are one of the biggest pollutors on earth,with the Apollo 11's weight being 97 % fuel!
- We have discovered ways to help our climate,but we are still baffled on ways to get to Mars.The logical thing to do would be to focus on that (until we know how to get humans to Mars).
- All the money spent on space travel could be used to tackle our climate issue.If we take the average amount of money spent on a space mission ($50 billion) we could recover and clean a significant amount of land.
These are my reasons against space travel.However, we are conscious of our environmental issue.We are developing new ways to make cleaner engines, maybe we could do the same with rockets.
For 2 great articles on space travel and climate change by National Geographic,copy these links;