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teraforming bro, teraforming

The $630k is going toward a geo-engineering project, not terraforming wink.gif

I'd also question the need for fusion reactors in a terraforming project in all honesty. These aren't exactly the kind of projects you can solve by throwing more power at it.
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The very thought of human beings trying to deliberately and dramatically change this planets weather patterns and climates ...

It feels wrong. And dangerous.

One day we will wake up and realize this universe does not center around us. I am all for advancing our technologies but this is going too far. This planet is our home. It gives us what we need every day. Why can we not embrace it? Protect it? Cherish it? This is like biting the hand that feeds you in my eyes.

Stuff like this makes me ashamed to be a human being at all. And the entire planet and all its life could suffer for what a few selfish mortals with BIG IDEAS and BIG POCKETS do. Is there no limit to how much control we think we must acquire??
 
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One day we will wake up and realize this universe does not center around us. I am all for advancing our technologies but this is going too far. This planet is our home. It gives us what we need every day. Why can we not embrace it? Protect it? Cherish it? This is like biting the hand that feeds you in my eyes.

Stuff like this makes me ashamed to be a human being at all. And the entire planet and all its life could suffer for what a few selfish mortals with BIG IDEAS and BIG POCKETS do. Is there no limit to how much control we think we must acquire??

We are the only species on Earth that can predict a catastrophe ahead of time, and take action to prevent it. When climate models show large swathes of the planet becoming unsuitable for human life, or incapable of providing the crop yields required for current population levels, would you honestly recommend not acting?

And the Earth isn't something that can "suffer", it's a rather large ball of rock with a molten metal core and a pretty cool eco-system. An eco-system that's going to get rather ****ed up over the next few centuries according to current climate models. Is it not our duty to prevent that?

Besides, the choices aren't between inaction and messing with the climate. We're already messing with the climate, but it's nice to know that some people are actually invested in thinking about how to do it in a good way.
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its funny because CO2 is a cooling gass hence no global warming lol
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1. The changes from this are gradual and long term.
2. Since when did everything have to go by you before it becomes plausible? My report? Please.....

I figured 2 was unspoken. You really take me seriously? Actually I'm a little flattered.

Still think the CIA was just going to Vegas. Seeing as how this stuff is already nailed down pretty good.
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Just when I finished watching "The Colony"
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it's nice to know that some people are actually invested in thinking about how to do it in a good way.

When the CIA is backing something financially, and climate control of all things, well... forgive me for saying this but I see nothing 'good' of coming from it.
 
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When the CIA is backing something financially, and climate control of all things, well... forgive me for saying this but I see nothing 'good' of coming from it.

They are just part-funding a research project, the project is by the National Academy of Sciences.

The study is also not intended to develop climate control technology, it's designed to study "the potential impacts of deploying these technologies, including possible environmental, economic, and national security concerns".

In other words it's taking a look at tech that's already been developed or proposed, and seeing what kind of effect implementing it would have.
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It's nice to see more awake people than in denial in this thread. We're wondering why there are so many cancers and illness nowadays and why the life expectancy is pretty much dropping. When you have aluminum particles and other carcinogens raining on you and high amounts of fluoride, food preservatives, leftovers from dirty agriculture (pesticides, arsenic, GMOs etc.) entering your body, gee I wonder why we're not healthier? Not to mention OTC/prescription drug addicted people, pinkie pain? ibuprofen; minor winter cold? antibiotics.
    
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Can't we all just self-chelate?
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