Space exploration: is it really worth the cost?
Well, definitely a debatable topic since their are loads of advanteges for both answers: Yes and No. Yes, because we should see and know more about what we are in, space. We should try to find more life in at least our solar system, who knows, mabye we could inhabit a new habitable planet! We have the resources, why shouldn't we at least try? Our planet is sooner or later going to be destroyed either by us or naturally so it's our choice how long it will take for that to happen, so why not do it, why not go to the edge of our solar system!
No, because why don't we try to actually try to save our planet that we have rather than ditch it as soon as we have a global crisis (climate change, pollution, deforestation, and the vast consumption of the planet's natural resources) and finally the fact that we are drinking or just using more non-salty water than we need which then leads the fact that people in the future will constantly need filters or other uses to de-salt the water and other minerals that are bad for humans.) Plus, even if we do find a habitable planet that is: warm enough, cold enough, has lots of water, has lots of minerals and vitamins that will keep us alive, easily accessible, big enough, small enough, has oxygen, doesn't rain diamonds or other literally crazy things, doesn't have such crazy animals like Aliens, would we be able to actually save most of the people on Earth, who would we ship? Who, the richest of the rich? The people who basically polluted this Earth(with their fancy cars, personal jets and other very pollutioning vehicles) are now going to ditch it? Is that really fair? No, it isn't. And how long would it take to get their? Oh, only 8.44234.... years, yeah, the passengers will really put up with that wouldn't they? And think about the food and other necessary provisions they will need? What about the route there?
I think that space exploration is not really worth the cost, not that it costs more than we have but I think that we should just stick with the wonderful planet we have and when we have fixed the global crises we have right now. We should be able to fix the problem we have created. When this population goes to high and there are to many people in the world then we basically can't do anything to stop that and then we can leave.
Fun Fact: the worlds whole population could fit in the city of Los Angeles!
What do you think?