Ask Ethan: Why don’t we shoot Earth’s garbage into the Sun?
Ethan Siegel

The trouble is, the people who believe that this is possible aren’t going to read through this long post with all the numbers in it.

tl;dr: Here is what those people need to be told is this:

“Look at all the fuel that went into that Saturn V moon rocket — it took that much to get three guys and a ton of lander/orbiter to the moon. If it takes that much fuel for every ton of garbage we need to get rid of…”


CAVEAT: Unless they claim that the moon landing never happened…then, all hope of convincing them is lost.

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