There is no shortage of people today who have an opinion on whether or not humans should colonize Mars. On the pro side, there are those who think that a Martian settlement will serve as a “backup location” for humanity in case some cataclysmic event happens here on Earth.
On the con side, there are those who feel that focusing on Mars will steal focus away from efforts to save planet Earth. There are also those think the natural hazards make it a bad idea, while people on the flip side think it is these very things that make it an exciting challenge.
Author: Matthew S. Williams