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Old 10-04-2018, 06:23 PM   #3109 (permalink)
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Isacc Arthur has started a new series on Terraforming the Earth. He starts off lightly with Seasteading & Artificial Islands:

If you stick with it, he progresses from aerospace for funding, through farming for biofuel, OTEC, and tidal power (Moon power!) to creating barrier islands full of housing and deep-sea farming with artificial lights using hydrothermal power. Whew.

Toward the end he alludes to later entries in the series that will get into mega-canals into the deserts and revising whole mountain ranges, aerial cities, etc. The argument for seasteading will seem tame and grounded before he is done.
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