Schultz Environment Blog

Environment in a broad sense,transports and energy issues. From my local point of view with a global touch!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Space fever…………
Swedish media covers a lot about the Discovery space shuttle these days. There’s plenty of reportage about the Swedish astronaut Fuglesang. Space has become interesting for media. That reminds me of the first photo of the Earth taken from space in 1968. Al Gore shows in his movie “An uncomfortable truth” another photo taken in 1972 at the last Apollo flight, when the Earth is brightened up totally by the sun. The photo’s really reveals the thin film of atmosphere that cover’s the Earth.

It’s not only the Earth we humans leave trash on, there’s also some satellite trash etc up in the space. Have you ever thought about that we are already spreading greenhouse gases up in the space but also pure scrap? I wonder if the idea about putting up space stations is that good idea. It’s like fooling kids that the candy will last forever. If we destroy the conditions on Earth for living organisms we can always start a new civilisation up in the space, seems to be the idea. Perhaps we should stay on Earth and try to tend it.


At 12:04 PM, Blogger Camilla said...

I agree in that I do not think that it is such a good idea to go out in space, when we leave trash there. What right do we have to do that? As little right as we have to leave trash here on earth, just as little right do we have to leave trash up in the space.


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