His main motivation for revealing himself seems to be because of pressure that has been put on his staff and close contacts.
They're right under the primary heat exchangers.
Shit! (into mike)
Apone, collect magazines from everybody. We can't have any firing in there.
Plus, if we would ever be able to muster the amount of resources needed for solar system colonies or interstellar space travel, those resources would probably be better spent on surviving any major disaster here on earth.
Even after massive nuclear war or an astroid impact, the earth would still be considerably more hospitable to human life than say mars or venus.
If a major cataclism is really your concern then invest in a space station with a few hundred people in it, including the means to repopulate the earth. If you can build a generation ship that can colonize an outside world, the you can also *stay* and rebuild earth.
"May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." -- George Carlin