In the mean time, those Tenets of Ecocosmology also indicate that we must take care of the Earth, or we will not last long enough to develop space travel, because, since that task is larger than life at the moment, it will take more time than we may have.
None other than Dr. Stephen Hawking is in agreement with the Tenets of Ecocosmology, and has gone on record to point that out:
Stephen Hawking: I believe that the long-term future of the human race must be in space. It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster on planet Earth in the next hundred years, let alone the next thousand, or million. The human race shouldn't have all its eggs in one basket, or on one planet. Let's hope we can avoid dropping the basket until we have spread the load.(Big Think, emphasis added). This kind of language is enough to get Dr. Hawking branded as a "professional lefty" by White House Press Secretary Gibbs, because denial and spin seems to be the Gibbs illusion of choice.
I see great dangers for the human race. There have been a number of times in the past when its survival has been a question of touch and go.
Such denial for adults of government calibre really is negligence that borders on, or crosses over the border into elite criminal insanity.
It does not matter that much when one can argue that Gibbs, Obama, and other world leaders are the best that humanity has to offer, or that climate change deniers and neoCon warmongers are much worse than them.
No, what really matters is that when even the best are criminally insane, Dr. Hawking's pointing out of the obvious becomes little more than "useless wisdom".