Building Better Worlds: Vaporous Action
Posted by pwl on February 27, 2009
We all want to make the world better — but how? Jamais Cascio looks at some specific tools and techniques that can make a difference. It’s a fascinating talk that might just inspire you to act.
“We need better documentation about what is happening to the planet if we are ever going to have a chance at repairing the damage.” – Jamais Cascio
Damage? What damage exactly? How are you going to fix it? You’re not serious are you? Act how? Towards what goal? For what purpose? Control? Power? Out of Wisdom or Fear? How many will die if you act? How many will die if you don’t? What actions? How do you know you are Building a Better World? Really, are you so sure? What if you’re wrong, even a little bit wrong?
“[The colony on LV-426] is what we call a Shake’n Bake colony.” – Van Leuwen, Chairman of the Interstellar Commerce Commission Board
“According to the NASA website, Eric Fetzer, who is an atmospheric scientist with AIRS data at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California says that “Water vapor is the big player in the atmosphere as far as climate is concerned.” (Vapor Warming)
“This was also confirmed by Andrew Dessler and colleagues from Texas A&M University, in which they stated that heat-amplifying effect of water vapor is potent enough to double the climate warming caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.”
“So a new question is whether Carbon Sequestration can play any role…” – marko novakov
So all we need are large scale dehumidifiers, sorta like the “Shake N’ Bake” operations of Weyland-Yutani whose motto is “Building Better Worlds“. Kinda scary to think we can control Nature, about as scary to think that we can’t…