Terraforming, terrific or terrible?

Terraforming is the alteration of a planet's natural situation, to edit the climate and landscape. But is it a good idea? With an expanding population it would be a good idea for a percentage of the people to skip to Mars and leave us with more space. However, terraforming would take an unreasonable amount of time, it is estimated it will take 100,000 years to change the planet to be livable.

Finally, terraforming would not be a reasonable idea, a change of enviroment would be a catastrophic violation of human rights because humans can't evolve quickly and would suffer great consequences.

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  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg nice_beaver | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
    18 Nov 2019

    The terraformation of entire planets is not worth the money and or time at our current drawbacks of overpopulation. For example China has a overpopulation of 1433783686 people in its country and the proposition of modifying a planet such as Mars or Venus is a minute or unrealistic in terms of the whole of the international union deposit for a project that would take a minimum of £3 trillion and 100000 years resulting in immediate humiliation due to a short term solution. As a more time appropriate solution space travel through the endless as well as ever growing universe after the range of probes and NASA to locate and execute a plan to reach there is a much more judicious solution after thoroughly analysing each echelon of the hierarchy os solutions.

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  • Hammond School logo genuine_cat | Hammond Junior School A
    19 Nov 2019

    Terraforming the entirety of a planet would be atrociously selfish, we could spend those trillions or even quintillions of pounds on the poorest, the dirtiest and supporting charities like WaterAid and Heart Research UK.

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    1. Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg lively_peach | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
      genuine_cat's comment 25 Nov 2019

      I totally agree and it really is selfish of people to spend money on just something we wont finish after millions of years instead of donating money to charity's who really need the money

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  • Hammond School logo versatile_molecule | Hammond Junior School B
    22 Nov 2019

    The big question here is: Is changing Mars to benefit us ethical ? It, in my opinion, is not. I think this because there could be life and we, by colonising there, could potentially harm species on Mars. In addition to this, we have almost trashed our planet, according to scientists, at the rate we are going, climate change will be irreversible in 11 years, I do not think we even deserve Mars. On the other hand colonising Mars could save the human race, Elon Musk wants us to be a space-faring civilization but then as I said before it would be unethical.

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