Mines on the Moon?

Could anything be so abhorrent? Mining the Moon?? It’s not bad enough that we continue to rape and pillage our Mother for as many resources as we can drag from Her womb, but the Moon?

The Moon belongs to all

Indeed, I read in a recent newspaper article that a camera abord the US Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has created a map of the Moon which has revealed an abundance of titanium ore that is up to 10 times richer than on earth.

Astronomers have said this find could lead to lunar mining.

Titanium is a metal as strong as steel but nearly half as light. On earth it is found in 1% of similar ores, a tenth of the concentration on the Moon.

Is this sheer lunacy – or are we seriously so chock full of our own importance that we believe the Moon is ours to do with what we like? The fact that one country may seek ‘mining rights’ over other countries may be next on the cards – and will there then be a race to see which country can control the resources of the Moon? Do the people of the world get a say?

And what potential detrimental effects can we expect from mining the Moon? They abound when mining the earth so they are sure to exist when mining the Moon. What about any potential impact on earth happenings controlled by the Moon – like tides? Will mining it lead to changes in events right here on earth?

“Oh the cleverness of me”.

-Peter Pan

Our ‘cleverness’ continues to lead us down a path of self-destruction. Seriously, who do we think we are?

What do you think about Mining the Moon?

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