Fear my botany powers, Mars!Mars will come to fear my botany powers.Mark WatneyThe Martin by Andy Weir
This, this is what we need here on Earth. Our world is in danger and we need to fix it. No amount of prayer, wishes, or faith is going to fix it. Science, the language of life is what will save us. Eliminating the use of fossil fuels and coal burning power plants. Developing sustainable crops and food sources, that is what we need. In the words of Mark Watney, we need to “…science the shit out of this.” and we need to do it now!
If Matt Damon can grow potatoes on Mars using cuttings and his own shit, we can fix the things that are destroying our future. Yes, I know that The Martian is a work of fiction but we can use it to inspire us to do more.
Future generations may well have occasion to ask themselves, “What were our parents thinking? Why didn’t they wake up when they had a chance?” We have to hear that question from them, now.
An Inconvenient Truth