Re: Terraforming NOT! [was Re: SF book recommendations wanted...]

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Thu Jun 01 2000 - 20:56:00 MDT

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.

Oh ye of little faith. What if we manage to chemically bind up the carbon
dioxide on Venus somehow. (Didnt say it would be easy.) Then the
poles of Venus might be just right, at least in the dark season. If we
could release a lotta greenhouse gases on Mars, there might be an
equatorial region with an acceptable climate. The erosion patterns
sure make it look like water once flowed there, and the orbit hasnt
changed. spike

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