Could there possibly be a better way to eliminate one’s carbon footprint on earth than to have the footprint be made somewhere other than earth? No amount of recycling, Prius driving, or solar paneling could match the carbon neutral living that a colony on the moon would offer. Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich thinks we could have a colony on the moon by 2020 if he is elected President. From the Huffington Post:
Newt Gingrich is promising to establish a permanent base on the moon by 2020 if he’s elected president.
Gingrich, the former House speaker, told an overflow crowd gathered on Florida’s space coast Wednesday that he wants to develop a robust commercial space industry in line with the airline boom of the 1930s. He also wants to expand exploration of Mars.
The pronouncements appeared to thrill the crowd of roughly 700 people. Florida’s space coast is still suffering from a recent round of federal cuts to the space program.
But how would Gingrich pay for it?
The Republican presidential contender says he wants to offer prizes to help stimulate investment by the private sector.
Gingrich has mentioned his plans for space travel frequently during the campaign. In a Jan. 23 debate, he said that he would like to go back to the moon “permanently” and get to Mars “as rapidly as possible, building a series of space stations and developing commercial space.”
If Liberals are truly wanting to avoid the apocalyptic future that global warming will cause, then I would think they would not only be in favor of this, but also be the first one’s in line to get to the moon.