Musk, Bezos, Paul Allen, The Google Guys, Garriot, et al...along with Sir Richard Branson, of course.
Branson is the pioneering elder statesman.
He sets the tone for how a benevolent media mogul should behave.
Gotta give him credit.
I challenge each and every one of these gentlemen to confront Sea Level Rise on Earth as a critical issue before going any further with your Space visions.
More specifically, confront and do the best possible job of explaining Sea Level Rise.
Use your economic clout and internet mastery to present realistic predictions, along with clearly thought out solutions, available for the public to consider.
It's time to get "Down to Earth" on Space.
Get together with Eric Schmidt, of Schmidt Ocean, he's already made inroads into both parts of the challenge.
This is a test of your Sense of Stewardship before you go any further into Near Space...The Shoreline of Outer Space.
Show us your stuff here on The Planet first.
Sea Level Rise is all about Earth's Shoreline
Or should I say, Earth's Shorelines.
We have two, where Ocean meets land and where Atmosphere meets Near Space.
The horizon is The Shoreline of Near Space.
We need both on our journey forward.
On that note, here's a primer on Space Symbiosis.
Deal with the threat to one of Earth's Shorelines before exploiting another.
Accepting this challenge will set you on the path to considerate exploration of Near Space before the exploitation gathers unstoppable momentum.
And, you will gain greater appreciation for how interconnected Earth's 2 Shorelines are, as we forge ahead into a Future you all hope to affect greatly.
For a positive effect...start here...