Saturday, January 5, 2013

Full moon?

photo of an almost full moon setting
© harrington
Today the moon is in its Third Quarter (43% full). From here, we can't see the crap we've left behind. In sight, out of focus, out of mind? Would we be able to notice mining activity if it started in the future? Would it be easier, more profitable, and generally better for us all if someone figures out how to mine the moon before be learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle here on earth? Is mining the best and highest land use for the moon? If we discovered the moon was made of rare earth(s) needed to create our iPhone 37's, would we mine it out of existence? What would a mining reclamation plan for the moon look like? Who would require and review an Environmental Impact Statement? Thank heavens we won't have to answers these questions for the next year or two because we can rip the hell out of the BWCA and level the bluffs in southwestern Wisconsin and Southeastern Minnesota. We have the resources there so, are we obliged to mine them? It reminds me of when my kids were about two years old and every other word out of their mouths was "mine," "mine," "mine." My kids have grown up. What about the rest of us, including you, Mr. Kramka?