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

From: William Kitchen (
Date: Thu Jun 01 2000 - 22:47:20 MDT

> 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.
> -Zero

I guess you'd just get different amounts of usable land depend on
how much nearer or further from the sun it is. If the difference
isn't too great, a planet nearer to the sun might have an
uninhabitable equatorial region, but big comfy polar regions. The
closer you get, the smaller the comfort zone becomes. The same
applies for one further away, except that most of the unusable
land is too cold instead of too hot.

                                        William Kitchen

The future is ours to create.

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