Terraforming [was Re: SF book recommendations wanted...]

From: Robert J. Bradbury (bradbury@aeiveos.com)
Date: Thu Jun 01 2000 - 21:10:56 MDT

On Thu, 1 Jun 2000, Zero Powers wrote:

> Also, I can't see how we'd manage a comfortable climate on any planet which
> didn't share Earth's orbit. Considering how uncomfortably hot it is in,
> say, the Sahara and how unbearably cold it is in Antarctica -- and both
> these regions are on a planet which is an *ideal* distance from the sun for
> our comfort.
Its fairly easy, on Mars you bump up the concentration of greenhouse gases
and lower the albedo, while on Venus you lower the greenhouse gas concentration
and bump up the albedo. You can do a lot with just painting parts of the
planets white or black. Then if you have the resources plan on circulating
the oceans between the equator and the poles if you want more uniform planetary

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