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On another planet - Josh 287


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Terraforming Mars would be such good value - see here (about this blog post).

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If they are "terraforming" Mars with CO2 surely the last things they would take is a solar panel and a windmill ?

Actually maybe not given the EROI.

Aug 19, 2014 at 5:31 PM | Unregistered CommenterMorph

I hate to be a pain, Josh, but most people use two n's in millennia.

[Now fixed - many thanks, my spelling is hopeless! J]

Aug 19, 2014 at 6:46 PM | Registered CommenterHaroldW

@ HaroldW.

Maybe it's "B.O." that cannot spell?

Aug 19, 2014 at 7:01 PM | Unregistered CommenterEnGee

What a dreadful impression the Martians would get of Earthlings if that lot turned up there!

Aug 19, 2014 at 7:34 PM | Registered CommenterJohn Shade

I can't see where it says B Ark on the spaceship.


Aug 19, 2014 at 7:45 PM | Registered CommenterPhillip Bratby

"I can't see where it says B Ark on the spaceship"

Or Barking...

Aug 19, 2014 at 8:17 PM | Registered Commenterjamesp

I have visions of a new chapter of The Little Prince, where L.P. visits the planet of a climatologist.

Aug 19, 2014 at 8:35 PM | Registered CommenterHaroldW

Don't phone home, little green men, I'll call you - ET

Aug 19, 2014 at 8:44 PM | Registered CommenterPharos

At least it should be nice and warm for them with the Martian atmospheric comfort blanket of 96% carbon dioxide.


Aug 19, 2014 at 9:50 PM | Registered Commenterflaxdoctor

Would those two count as a WMD? *

* Weapon of Mass Delusion

Aug 19, 2014 at 9:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterBruce

It says PS - Emission Accomplished.

Aug 20, 2014 at 12:23 AM | Registered CommenterPharos

Maybe they went there for 'eco-faerie' training, after closing their accounts in banks that fund fossil fuels:

Aug 20, 2014 at 8:23 AM | Unregistered Commentertom harley

B ARK eh? I got it.

Aug 20, 2014 at 9:07 AM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Silver

the 4 next to the lander are ISIL Islamists??
To keep things lively for the nobel prize winner

Aug 20, 2014 at 10:18 AM | Unregistered CommenterPaul the Wuss

During a Stargazing Live programme, viewers were asked to send in questions to that nice Prof. Brian Cox. I asked him if ,as he seemed to indicate, he was in favour of terra-forming Mars, or if, as an environmentalist, he was in favour of keeping Mars pristine for the benefit of science, similar to Antarctica. Unfortunately I was not blessed with a response from the saintly one.

Aug 20, 2014 at 11:33 AM | Unregistered CommenterBloke down the pub

Did anyone else notice that the Mars rover Curiosity was being reported as having got stuck in slippery sand the day Andrew Lilico wrote his piece? Another reminder of the difference between grand vision and engineering reality?

Aug 20, 2014 at 3:34 PM | Registered CommenterRichard Drake

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