The exact question was:
Q144: What will happen if the earth has been Died so where can we go?
’I thank you for a first class question.’ Why do I thank you? Well, within your lifetime, say by 2025, ’we earthlings’, must change our ways dramatically or face very serious climate, environmental, housing and food crisis the likes of which we have never had to face in 6,000 years of history on this earth. That’s a true statement!
There has always been plenty of ’new country’ to move to – now there is not. Good farming land is being covered in roads, housing and concrete and by 2050 there will be 2,000,000,000 extra people who will want to be fed, housed, clothed and maybe want a car and petrol to fuel it. That’s the direction ’We’ are going in now.
And there is no other place to go! Our nearest star (like our sun) is Alpha Centauri and that is 2-3 light years away and about 97,650,350,000,000 kilometres away. To get there at 50,000 MPH would take about 55,000 years. (The last bit was on the great ABC radio in Perth recently – in 2018) There is no guarantee of water, food and beauty like trees, flowers, birds and so on.
Scientists talk of other places to live but I think it will never work.
In 2019 tens of thousands of students around the world skipped school to march in protest at no action on climate change. KEEP IT UP KIDS!!! This writer hails you and is proud of you. We all must do more to keep this lovely planet clean and beautiful.
In the final par. from ‘You kids in upper primary school’ Please change that to: You kids in Primary and High school now, (continue on with the rest of the par.)
SO...get your Mum, Dad, politicians, all of us, who consume too much to cease consuming more than is necessary! ie: big cars, big houses, food, ’STUFF’ we can do without (and later put on the road verge for pick up for the tip) because this generation (those aged 17 to 60) are using up this earth’s resources much too fast! They are stealing tomorrow’s oil, iron, aluminium, rare earth metals, and food growing soil and so on. You kids deserve to have a reasonable life here on earth. No other planet is habitable!! We must look after this one a lot better!! Like using less wood – save trees from destruction, stop eating too much, use less petrol, concserve water and make green electricity! Big problems if we do not! Some of you will know, but not fully understand that ’Banksters’ (money men) could have avoided the recent huge losses of money but they made huge profits from that financial ’Crash’, and little people paid dearly for their (unseen to us) benefits.
You kids in upper primary school now, are the first to ’See’ and to understand that real problems are ahead of this world and we all must change our wasteful ways. Truly, ’God help us if we fail to change our wasteful ways.’ ’God bless you’, for thinking about it now.