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Old 01-19-2019, 04:09 PM   #4558 (permalink)
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I was coming back to The Lounge to start a new thread called Ecomodding The Planet but I see that this one's still alive. A micro-nova would be a Black Swan event, but would explain the 6000-year periodicity in the geologic record.



Re-green the Sahara and get 6x the food available to humanity? He starts with nano-particulate clay and biochar and (typically for Isaac Arthur) ends up with mirrors in space.

For balance I listened to Dr. Steve Turley — CS Lewis: Prophet of Globalization. C. S. Lewis was a contemporary of Orwell and Huxley. It's an hour of talk (findable on Youtube) but he concludes that the way forward (into the past) is through education and quotes John Ruskin and Tolkien.

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Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could, they didn't stop to think if they should.
Ian Malcolm
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