Today in the lecture we discussed how national governments, private industry, and space proponents are pushing and funding Mars colonization efforts. Do you think this is worthwhile? Should we be committing our resources to this? Should we instead be spending that money on climate mitigation? Or should we be doing both? Provide your response (150-250 words) in the form of a letter to your local Congressional representative (see https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative (Links to an external site.)), supporting your opinion with some of the sources discussed today or in your own investigation.