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Space on Earth: Saving Our World by Seeking Others
     

Space on Earth: Saving Our World by Seeking Others

by C. Cockell
 

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ISBN-10: 023000752X

ISBN-13: 2900230007528

Pub. Date: 11/28/2006

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

Many environmentalists think going into space detracts from solving problems here on Earth. Many space explorers feel environmentalism distracts from their settlement of space. In fact environmentalism and space exploration have one and the same objective, argues leading astrobiologist Charles Cockell: to ensure that humanity has a home.

Cockell calls for a

Overview

Many environmentalists think going into space detracts from solving problems here on Earth. Many space explorers feel environmentalism distracts from their settlement of space. In fact environmentalism and space exploration have one and the same objective, argues leading astrobiologist Charles Cockell: to ensure that humanity has a home.

Cockell calls for a fusion of the two movements as the only way forward. The technologies we develop to live sustainably on Earth, such as wind and solar power, will also establish humanity in space. The exploration of space will provide new resources and skills for the protection of the Earth's environment. For example, studying extreme environments on Earth is helping us to look for life on Mars and satellites orbiting Earth are helping to track hurricanes and protect people from natural disasters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900230007528
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Series:
Macmillan Science Series
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
256

Table of Contents

Earthrise New Worlds Rich Bounty, New Crises New Views on an Old World Green Living A Space-faring Environmental Ethic Earth and Space New Alliances A Habitable World

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