why don't we just terraform the earth?
July 2, 2015 10:57 PM Subscribe
In the past few years, science has lurched closer to envisioning habitable Mars, though at the moment estimates for creating breathable oxygen range from hundreds to 100,000 years in the future, the soil is currently toxic to astronauts, and travel is so unwieldy that scientists have proposed "printing" humans on Mars. Meanwhile, I wondered why not make Earth's increasingly inhospitable deserts greener.
Let's Just Re-Engineer The Climate, even though Geo-Engineering Doesn't Reduce Long Term Risk(for certain values of 'long-term') and leads us to ask If The World Had A Giant Thermostat, Who Would Control The Weather? How would we even go about it? We'll need some technology to cool the planet. First understand The Science Of Climate And Geoengineering and then ask the Planet Hackers about how DARPA is engineering the organisms
that will terraform Mars, and lead to the synthetic organisms that could terraform the Earth.
Why do we need to consider this in the first place? Even if you've got an Optimistic View On Climate Change, and want to change the minds of 'climate skeptics,' crunching Global Warming's Terrifying New  Math(Previously) means leaving $10 trillion dollars of wealth in the ground.
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