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

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Fri Jun 02 2000 - 13:12:45 MDT

>From: "Robert J. Bradbury" <>

>On Thu, 1 Jun 2000, Zero Powers wrote:
> > Also, I can't see how we'd manage a comfortable climate on any planet
> > 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
> > 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
>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

Seems a *lot* easier said than done.


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