I do not know if Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, is right to develop plans for the colonization of Mars, but follow my illogical notion! Buzz lived in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, and anyone that lived in this state of pollution, bad infrastructure for the water resources, highways, railroads, and the Exxon/Mobil mess must know something. We are also the most densely populated state in the nation!

In any event, the world population has exceeded 7 billion in 2012, and world population is still growing by leaps and bounds.  As I write this, India has the ability to exceed China’s population of 1.3 billion!  Both are major buyers or importers of massive natural resources from commodity countries, like Brazil.  Brazil! Brazil is now facing problems with its populace over the slowdown of their country caused by China’s economic stumbles. The third world is not appreciative of how China deals with their nations, as the West did years ago!

In   any   event, new and emerging markets like China, India, Brazil, South Africa, and Russia are getting a break on their share of their pollutants, though the Chinese leader will meet with the President to discuss plans on a future methods.  The world does not look promising for the future, but keep STEM education, and kids please treat you parents and grandparents well!

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If I am around, I will volunteer for the colonization of Mars, and you better have some second thoughts, too!  Buzz will be an unlikely candidate, as he is 85 years of age now, but I am wishing him well!

Bill Weightman, Hardyston, NJ