Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Space and Climate

There seems to be an unfortunate correspondence between folks who want to see humans establish a physical presence off planet, and folks who're happy to ignore the consensus of climate scientists that anthropogenic climate change is real and requires attention.

Why is that?

I suppose it's tied in up in being able to act on crazy dreams. But that ability should be used with discretion, sez this space buff. Let's make sure our house is in order, even as we prepare to upgrade to living in the much larger mansion of the solar system.

"Imagination should give wings to our thoughts but we always need decisive experimental proof [...]." -Pasteur

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