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Towards a Viable Planetarity: The Terraforming Reading List — Strelka Mag
Applications for the new program directed by design theorist Benjamin Bratton are being accepted until October 31. Find out more about The Terraforming here. Benjamin Bratton’s latest book lays the groundwork for the upcoming research project at Strelka Institute.
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28 days ago by therourke
Mars Direct | West Hunter
Send Mr Bezos. He even looks like a Martian.
Throw in Zuckerberg and it’s a deal…
We could send twice as many people half-way to Mars.


I don’t think that the space station has been worth anything at all.

As for a lunar base, many of the issues are difficult and one ( effects of low-gee) is probably impossible to solve.

I don’t think that there are real mysteries about what is needed for a kind-of self-sufficient base – it’s just too hard and there’s not much prospect of a payoff.

That said, there may be other ways of going about this that are more promising.


Venus is worth terraforming: no gravity problems. Doable.


It’s not impossible that Mars might harbor microbial life – with some luck, life with a different chemical basis. That might be very valuable: there are endless industrial processes that depend upon some kind of fermentation.
Why, without acetone fermentation, there might not be a state of Israel.
If we used a reasonable approach, like Orion, I think that people would usefully supplement those robots.
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5 weeks ago by nhaliday
After Geoengineering Climate Tragedy, Repair, and Restoration
Climate engineering is a dystopian project. But as the human species hurtles ever faster towards its own extinction, geoengineering as a temporary fix, to buy time for carbon removal, is a seductive idea. We are right to fear that geoengineering will be used to maintain the status quo, but is there another possible future after geoengineering? Can these technologies and practices be used to bring carbon levels back down to pre-industrial levels? Are there possibilities for massive intentional intervention in the climate that are democratic, decentralised, or participatory?
7 weeks ago by tegabrain
The Need for Carbon Removal
Too much global warming is already locked in. We need a radically utopian way of removing carbon from the atmosphere.
geoengineering  climate  carbon 
7 weeks ago by tegabrain
As climate change worsens, some people might decide to DIY a solution - Vox
The climate renegade

What happens when someone wants to go it alone on fixing the climate?
geoengineering  climate 
june 2019 by jorgebarba

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