2 months ago we crossed the 400 ppm of Carbon dioxide and no one cared. According to the IPCC that's the red line and a global climate increase over 5 to 6 degrees is now the best case scenario. The ugly truth is we just aren't going to make it.
Suddenly we are hearing about all this excitement about space privatization. I think we all know why, the 1% plan to escape to their space habitats and colonies to the moon and Mars. We can't save this planet but we can damn well make sure the 1% suffer with us. That's why I don't support space exploration and neither should you.
Besides most scientist are resigned to the fact that FTL is impossible.