As passengers aboard SpaceShip Earth, we must become great caretakers of our resources to maintain our current needs as well as those of future generations.
As we race around our nearest star, the sun, SpaceShip Earth travels at an average speed of 167,062 miles per hour in its 365.25 day orbit. As a comparison, the NASA Space Shuttle travels at an average speed of 17,500 miles per hour in its one hour and thirty minute orbit around planet earth. Both are self -contained, and both have adequate resources (food, water, atmosphere) for an exact number of inhabitants.
The NASA Space Shuttle is self-sustainable when all the resources and its environmental components are designed for a specific number of passengers. However, as the population increases within our space ship, resources are depleted, living space (habitat) becomes threatened, and pollution increases.
And so it is with SpaceShip Earth. Exponential population increases, pollution of air, water, and land, and mis-use of our natural resources (non-renewable) fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) to maintain energy needs for our space ship are being depleted.
Our dilemma then becomes: (1) either to sustain what we have, that is, utilize our resources to meet our needs, while at the same time conserve our resources for future spaceship passengers, or (2) leave SpaceShip Earth and find a new environment, suitable for life, before our Spaceship becomes fails.
As passengers aboard SpaceShip Earth, we must become great caretakers of our resources to maintain our current needs as well as those of future generations. This maintenance includes: (1) slowing down or stopping pollution, (2) developing and utilizing alternate energy sources using renewable resources such as wind,solar, and geothermal, and (3) educating all passengers of their responsibilities to insure their future survival aboard SpaceShip Earth.
We are the inhabitants, guardians, and caretakers of our Blue Sphere-Spaceship Earth. It is imperative that we have and practice a holistic environmental perspective based on sustainability to insure our survival and provide for a better earth for future generations. We are the caretakers of our BlueSphere –SpaceShip Earth.