Why go to Mars?

Millions of children are born into this small world of ours every second. We might see only cute faces, but environmentalists see it has part of overpopulation. Our planet is too small to host so many people. And scientists have found the so-called 'perfect' solution with the help of NASA. All we have to do now is to get as many people as possible onto Mars. The Earth for them is turning into a huge burden. Deforestation, the Industrial Revolution, petroleum engines, fossil fuels . all the world leaders want now is to start on a new slate and that for them is Mars. Instead of focusing on solving the problem of overpopulation, we are trying to facilitate it. How will going to Mars control overpopulation? You could argue that we are going to get some extra space, but for how long? It won't take long for Mars to be overpopulated, too. Then where do we head to? To the Sun?
- Shravan B Nair, Dubai




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