I read a quote recently by Buzz Aldrin. He stated that we need the next generation to be the Mars generation. We need to get a colony to mars by 2030. I couldn’t disagree with this possibly any more than I actually do. Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of humans in space and think these achievements are nothing short of extraordinary. But it’s thinking like this that we cannot employ if we are to continue living on this planet for centuries to come. And not just us but also the many species we are destroying by living the way we are. We need the next generation to be the EARTH generation. We need to focus our efforts and resources solving the issues we have here first. We cannot continue down the same path and expect that everything will just be ok.