Humankind evolved along with the environment on this planet. We are not just living in the environment we are a part of it. If we destroy our environment we destroy ourselves.
Throughout history we have treated our planet merely as a resource to be exploited. We know how to take from our world but we have not yet learned how to give back. It is like a closed test tube in an experiment and we cannot learn how to repair the world from within the experiment. It is necessary to create a place where we can learn how to save our world, where errors in judgment will not kill millions.
The knowledge we will gain creating a stable environment in The Outpost may well be the knowledge that we need to restore our damaged world. We can take some steps for restoration now but even more important is to apply the primary stricture of a doctor’s Hippocratic Oath: “Above all do no harm”. With that thought in mind we wish to encourage everyone reading this to safely, in this time of crisis, support Earth Day 50 on April 22-24 and the principles that guide it.