THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION LOOKS TO CREATE ACCORD AGREEMENT FOR MOON MINING
So nothing is sacred in our current political reality. But by reality, I mean the un-reality of the Trump Administration. With the Coronavirus Pandemic, it sure seems like we may be missing the bigger picture. How? Well, how about deregulating Clean Air? Done. Mercury in your lungs ain’t that bad. How about money for Big Oil? And nuclear power? Done and done. Want to kill Obamacare, just because (in the middle of the greatest health crisis, like, ever)? Trying to be done. So you get the idea. And now, the Trump Administration is looking to set up international agreements to mine the Moon. You know, that thing that was super this Thursday? Yeah, that. I don’t know about you, but Trump is the LAST official I want to make any commitments in regards to anything. But nation states’ rights on the moon? Hell, no.
THE ARTEMIS ACCORDS WILL DEFINE CERTAIN RULES, TERRITORIES AND OWNERSHIP ON THE MOON
So they’re calling these Moon mining agreements the Artemis Accords. Think of it as sort of a free trade agreement for the Moon. Except no trade yet, of course. But states’ and sovereign rights? You betcha. They want to establish some co-called safety zones around any future Moon bases we, or anyone else, might have. So in other words, if you have a Moon base, no one can do anything within a certain area around it. Like mine, for instance. Or other kinds of damage. So that Moon base is yours. Another country can’t touch that area. Nor can any of the companies in their stable.
BUT MOON MINING WILL BE A BIG AFFAIR, RIGHT? SO WHERE’S CHINA?
So was that a pimp reference? Yes, it was, with good reason. But this agreement would also protect rights to materials they pull out of the ground, too. The Artemis Accords aim to flesh all that out. So who is involved with these accords? The United States, obviously. But there’s also Europe, Japan, Canada and the United Arab Emirates. Why those countries? Because the Trump Administration thinks they’re all “like-minded” about mining on the Moon. Sure, there’s Russia. But Russia has been an asshole in space with us lately, stalking our satellites. And what about China? Do we really think that China can’t look up and want their piece of cheese, too?
And yes, that is Bruce Willis from Armageddon. He was mining in space. Get it?