UNITED EARTH PROJECT
“Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.”
― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
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What is a “United Earth”?
A United Earth is a long-term goal that focuses on uniting humanity to tackle problems that affect us all and encourage cooperation to overcome these challenges. As technology progresses, we will need to be united in our colonization of space.
What common values do we all share?
What would a United Earth allow us to do?
A United Earth would allow us to cooperate on tackling the grand challenges humanity currently faces. Through cooperation, we will have more resources to take on these challenges than if we faced them alone.
What do we need to create a United Earth?
We need support from you and people all over the Earth. Having a collective will of people on Earth to work towards a common good is the foundation for creating a United Earth.
What benefit would a United Earth have?
A United Earth would mean we could tackle problems that affect everyone. Infectious disease, War, Poverty could all be things of the past if we work together.
What would a United Earth allow us to do?
It would allow us to focus on solving many problems that humanity currently faces. It would mean that as we solve many problems, we can focus on expanding humanity into space and start colonising our solar system
What common problems need fixing?
Infectious diseases, climate change, war, poverty.
What about overpopulation?
Overpopulation is a complicated issue. It is not the number of humans on the Earth that is the problem, but how we use resources. We have an efficiency problem where resources are not used as effectively as they could be.
What benefits would a United Earth Space Agency bring?
It would allow us to stop the duplication that happens with national space agencies. It means we could set common goals for humanity, such as the colonisation of other planetary bodies in the solar system.
What is the scientific method?
The Scientific Method refers to ways to investigate phenomena, get new knowledge, correct errors and mistakes, and test theories. If you want to discover a new law, you first have a guess. You then have to work out the consequences of that guess. Then you have to either observe or use an experiment to see if the consequences of that guess happen. If the guess disagrees with the experiment, then the guess is wrong.
Why would we want a United Earth?
It would mean an end to wars between humans for a start.
Why would people agree to form a “United Earth?
To end war, poverty and tackle infectious diseases. The idea of artificial differences causes conflict between groups of people. If we aren’t fighting wars, we can focus on human betterment.
Why would a United Earth be a good thing?
It would allow us to tackle collective problems that we all face.
Why should we colonise other places in our solar system?
It prevents us from having all our eggs in one basket. If there was a disaster that made Earth uninhabitable, we would have other places to live.
Why would the United Earth provide a defence against the common threats that face humanity?
Asteroid defence is a necessary program. We need to defend against asteroids that could destroy cities.
Why have these problems not already been fixed?
There is a lack of will in some places, not a lack of resources. If we think of the Earth as a ship on the cosmic ocean, all the different countries are decks of that ship. Some decks have more resources than other decks, yet currently, if there is a problem, the different decks don’t always work together to solve problems or share those resources.
Why should we have a united earth space agency?
It would save resources by avoiding duplication. We get a great benefit from space technology with things such as satellites used for disaster relief, or to help with food production.
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