How can we save Mother Earth if we can't escape her? The Obama administration is set to throw rocks at the Lunar exploration program, and knock it right out of orbit by denying funding for future space travel.
Good night, moon travel.
"... incredibly expensive efforts like a manned space program can be sustained only by a very rich country that doesn't have desperate Earth-based missions for its scientific and engineering talent -- and for the tens of billions of dollars such a program requires. You can reach for the stars, but only when you have everything else you need firmly in your grasp."
I guess this rules out warp travel in my lifetime.