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

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Fri Jun 02 2000 - 05:26:49 MDT

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. The erosion patterns
> sure make it look like water once flowed there, and the orbit hasnt
> changed. spike

I'm of the opinion of building a big sun shade in the sun-venus L2
position, possibly a big solar sat that beams its energy towards Mars
and does both a favor...


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