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Originally posted by CX
After reading the thread about Bush wanting to build on the moon, it got me wondering about the laws surrounding this.
Here on earth we have laws protecting sites of special scientific interest and areas of outstanding natural beauty, you would'nt be able to build on these places in a month of Sundays, so why can we do this on something as untouched and amazing as the planets?
I'm all for space exploration and that, but not for ruining yet more planets. It will start with one base, then we know how the rest goes.
Surely by now the world has come up with environmental protection laws regarding space? If not, should we? I know the planets are not ours to make laws about, but they are not ours to wreck either.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
We're going to HAVE to change once we're building colonies on other planets. It's going to force us to recycle EVERYTHING. You can't waste anything on say a lunar colony. Even the waste products from our bodies will have to be put to use.
Originally posted by DarkCyrus
Humanity is a virus when it comes to our pollution/waste and distruction/depletion of resources.
If say somehow we grew past these viral quality's with new technology and behavour, we could become the caretakers for earth and/or planets in space alike.
Then we wouldn't be a virus anymore, rather human's coexisting peacfully with our planet and selfs. First we just need to want this on a large scale.