Space exploration or helping humans

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Space is interesting but when you come to think about saving humanity for eternity, you start to feel a little uncomfortable as an astronaut.

Firstly for space exploration, we have been exploring space for 5 decades now and we haven’t found that many peculiar objects up there. So what does that explain, we need to focus more on this specific subject. There can be goods for both of these 2 at the same time like going into space and finding lifesaving drugs to save our human beings. Space exploration is a world wide popularity and it would be a great achievement for any country to find lifesaving drugs. But what versatile_molecule commented on 1 of my other posts was “ it is not just about the achievement, it is about what the achievement causes.”

Now for saving humanity, our earth is under so much pressure by climate change. I mean, at least you could reuse your plastic bottle that you take to school. Do you want to know a fascinating fact? Plastic never rotts! You could have your 5p Tesco bag used by the Romans. They might have wiped thier bogies on that. Have you wonderd why we have witnessed more asteroids, CLIMATE CHANGE! The exstinsion rebellion are protesting . . . Because of climate change! This is just 1 of the many reasons that we are probably only going to live until 2150. That’s around130 years away.

Tell me what you think down below by commenting.

Comments (3)

  • Hammond School logo resilient_apple | Hammond Junior School B
    17 Dec 2019

    Helping humans first because many people have diseases like cancer,flu,,bad sickness etc. Secondly,we could kill ourselves if we go to space first and then we can't help people. I do also agree that we should go to space first though because we could find a cure and then we could help people out.

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg fascinating_wasp | Noel Park Primary School
    17 Dec 2019

    I think the obvious answer is helping humans, I mean without humans, where would space exploration stand? I will only keep to two topics, these are the main problems I think need to be dealt with. Keep in mind that where I live, these topics have been widely brought to my attention.

    Back to the issue, where do I even start? I think a major issue currently taking place is climate change. I would like to start off with how climate change effects not just others but your health! Air pollution leads to many diseases such as asthma, rhinosinusitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and respiratory tract infections. A shocking fact I found out is how climate change affects your food, fossil fuels have kindly changed the composition of fruits and vegatables by making them less nutritious. Let me explain, extra CO2 can speed up photosynthesis and in a result, plants grow with more sugar and less calcium, protein, zinc, and important vitamins. Harvard researchers have said, if we don’t reduce carbon emissions right now, this could become big problem for our diets! By the middle of the century, about 175 million more people could develop a zinc deficiency and 122 million people could become protein deficient as a result of these changes to plant physiology. So, if you want to ever convince your parents to help the planet, I think this could be a good reason why!

    Next topic, world poverty. Now, you must be thinking, fascinating_wasp, I am not in poverty! Well, stop right there, let me explain! Poverty is a major cause of social tensions and threatens to divide a nation because of the issue of inequalities, in particular income inequality. This happens when wealth in a country is poorly distributed among its citizens. In other words, when a tiny minority has all the money. So, if you think about it...imagine the other population compared to that 'tiny minority', the other majority would feel compelled to steal and that equals a crime uprise. The BBC states that a study on more than 50,000 people concluded that from alcohol consumption based on deaths, hospitalisations and prescriptions were attributable to alcohol. Now imagine drunk fighters, what can they be possible of? 561,000 incidents of violent crime in England and Wales were related to alcohol so we can't ignore this fact. Dr Elise Whitley, said:"However, our study suggests that the harm is greater in those living in poorer areas or who have a lower income, fewer qualifications, or a manual occupation." (i.e alcohol).

    I apologise if this was long but we cannot ignore the many problems in our world. Your world! Thanks.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      fascinating_wasp's comment 18 Dec 2019

      Well-explained fascinating_wasp! No need to apologise for being long, although this might be a good opportunity to look at how you could say the same in less words! Feel free to copy and paste and then edit down and see what you can cut!

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