There are many reasons why we should/should not live on other planets such as:
- A NASA astronaut called Ron Garan has said
''We should not be abandoning hope for continued life on planet Earth in favor of rubbing shoulders with Martians''
''I think we should explore other planets, but I don’t think we should abandon this planet to go live on Mars. It just doesn’t make any logical sense that we would leave this planet for an inhospitable one like Mars. First of all, if we can’t even “terraform”—which is to control our climate and environment—our own planet, what makes us think that we can go to another planet and control the environment there? If we developed the capability to terraform and create atmospheres and climates on other planets, then we should apply that capability to benefit our home planet.''
- Dr Philip Metzger from the University of Central Florida has said that “Water is abundant in space,” “It exists as ice in the Moon's dark polar craters, it is stored in the clay minerals in many asteroids, and it is found in a variety of forms on Mars. On Mars there are many candidates from which water could be extracted, including the regolith (soil), hydrated minerals, and old glaciers buried under the surface.''
- However if we decided to live on another planet we would need to create oxygen , water , food and many others that many of us on earth take for granted. We would be able to bring food and trees and plants and other esentials from Earth but if we are destroying our planet now then what would we do with a new one? Furthermore, I don't believe we could find water that easily on other planets especially as there are so many humans alive today and we would need a lot. As well if we used all the water on Mars what would we drink? Humans have a way of destroying important things because of greediness as we can see from climate change. What would we do with the planet if we destroyed Mars as well? Where would we go?
- Even though it has several drawbacks living on a different planet could be cool and future generations could experience two different planets. It would be educational as they could actually see one of the planets they're learning about!
In Conclusion we need to solve the problems on earth not run away. Also we need to be grateful for our planet because it already has most of our essentials already and if we went to another planet we would have to make the essentials ourselves. What do you think?