Colonizing the Moon? We Still Haven’t Colonized Earth!
July 12, 2008
Let’s face it — technology today is flourishing and getting ourselves on the moon is becoming more and more of a reality in the near future. But there is something that I feel we are forgetting, and that is Antarctica. If we plan on really colonizing other planets and moons, we need to be able to deal with the hostile environment of our own south pole. Now-a-days, getting onto either pole is such an accomplishment you’ll end up on Larry King and probably on some 10 year-old’s lap with your picture in the Guinness Book of World Records. So, before we even think about getting a civilization on the moon, we need to make Antarctica easy enough to access that tourists could get a non stop flight from Cape Town or Santiago, Chile to the South Pole. We need to find a way we can walk around in tee-shirts as we look out at the penguins. We’ve got to put a McDonald’s, an airport, business buildings, homes, even a newspaper office in the south pole before NASA can lay one finger on another space shuttle (that will create enough carbon dioxide to melt Greenland). So before we can organize a trip to our moon, lets take complete control of our geological world and colonize Antarctica.