2018-08-02: Task 2 (Philippines)
Billions of dollars are being wasted on space research. The money used could be better if used to improving conditions on people on earth.
To what extent do you agree or disagree.
Nowadays, many countries across the globe are spending huge amount of money on space research programs. Rather than invest such amount of money in tackling the issues people face on earth. I believe that multi billion dollars spent on space research is an absolute waste of funds. Therefore, more cash should be spent on improving problems like global warming and health related issues which are of paramount significance to the people of this planet.
Firstly, space research or travelling brings very little benefits. Space research as we all know is a very complicated issue, even if a new habitable planet is found in the galaxy, it can take up to two thousand light years to reach the surface of such planet. Thus, making it impossible and a complete waste of time. Secondly, space research cost a fortune as tons of cash are been used to finance such exploration. Such kind of hard earned cash should not be used for a project that is likely not to yield any dividend. Finally, space experimentation comes with a great danger and risk. As astronauts are made to come out of their shell and travel to outer space with a great unforeseeable consequences.
Climate change also known as global warming is one of the most pressing matters on earth and require a very effective and swift action. More money should be poured into dealing with this problem and finding a long lasting solution in order to save this plant and the people within it. Every day climate change is afflicting the world severely. For example, typhoon, floods, and storm, just to name a few. If more money are continue been spent of space exploration and the challenges people face on earth are been ignored, the planet might get over run and then there wont be anyone left on it. Hence, it is better to save our planet first instead of exploring other planet.
Health issues have been the major contributors to the increase in morbidity. People are dying by the minute from diseases, money for space research should be used to find a cure for deadly communicable illness. For example, Ebola which have claimed the life of over one billion people in Africa. protecting the people of the earth is of prime importance and should be the priority.
To conclude, space research is a luxury with no significant long term benefits. So money spent on such experiments are waste of cash, and should instead be channeled into improving the life of the people in our planet and saving the earth from dying out.
Money investment on space research seems to be unnecessary as long as money is not used for problem-fixing on our planet. In my opinion, we should firstly concentrate on preservation of Earth and it’s inhabitants and secondly to spend money on space exploration.
We must acknowledge that space is an endless place covered with mystery. Our curiosity to explore it’s darkest corners and celestial bodies is growing every day. Furthermore, investing funds for this purpose can be profitable regarding new discoveries of a new possible habitable planet for humans which we evidentally need in terms of still-increasing problems on Earth which we cannot take care of. In addition, these findings could solve one of the most frequently asked question – Are we here alone?
However, we should take care of our Green planet on the first place. Even though we fully use all of the potential of Earth’s resources, the quality of living seems to be quite poor. For instance, deteriorating the quality of air we breath concerning air pollution, littering all of the natural beauties and sources and last but not least, life quality of lower classes, speaking of homeless people. Moreover, lots of children in orphanages and children’s home cannot taste anything about life as we cannot give them a real home or more importantly, true love.
I believe that the quality of living on our Mother Earth has to be improved on the first place and therefore should be more money invested rather on making a better place to live than on uncertain success of space research and discoveries.