I LOVE the Earth. Especially the Oceans. We absolutely need to take care of it. One trip down to your local river or pond will prove that we aren't doing a very good job of it. We have an energy problem, and we throw plastic trash everywhere. And that's just 2 of thousands of things we need to start getting right.
I'd like to leave.
Not because I think the Earth is a lost cause, but because I think it's essential for saving it.
We live in a very narrow band of atmosphere on a fairly small planet, circling a fairly ordinary star. Trying to be creative in a small space is difficult and lately, it shows.
Staying put limits our thinking. Staying put limits our opportunities.
We have "inventors block".
Have you ever had a creative block for days and gone for a walk? The change of scenery and input almost always triggers a flood of ideas. If you ever try this, bring a recording device. Really.
This would work for the problems we face here on Earth.
What if we "took a walk" as a species to cure our "inventors block"? Mars and Europa are waiting for us to stroll by.
Let's go, and I'll pack the recorder and the whiteboard.