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

From: Martin Ling (
Date: Fri Jun 02 2000 - 05:49:58 MDT

On Thu, Jun 01, 2000 at 07:56:00PM -0700, Spike Jones wrote:
> 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.

Hmm... perhaps we need to be moving greenhouse gases from Venus to Mars,
terraforming both at once?

Great big mass driver firing dry ice from one to the other?



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