[LMB] OT: Practice for terraforming Beta Colony on Earthly deserts.

Matija Grabnar lmb at matija.com
Mon Jun 21 18:18:26 BST 2021


> On 21/06/2021 03:49, Pouncer via Lois-Bujold wrote:
>
> History gives one great confidence in the contemporary theories of C02
> as the pre-eminent determining factor in modern long-range
> forecasting, does it not?
>
Quoting a theory from the late 19th century (150 years ago now) does 
not. Of course, their theories also would not inspire much confidence in 
many other areas. After all, there were people back then arguing that it 
was better for transportation to build no bridges over the Mississippi, 
and transport everything by boat, rather than by train.

What should give you confidence is that while climate prediction is 
still being continuously refined, today's temperatures fall within the 
error bars of the predictions made 20 years ago.




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