Links for 23rd July 2009

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. Kim Stanley Robinson – Exploring Space Can Help Us Protect the Earth

    "The creation of a cosmic diaspora is just one argument for putting humans in space — a bad one. But now, as human-made climate change has thrust us into the role of stewards of the global biosphere, new reasons, good ones, have emerged. Indeed, keeping our space ambitions relatively local — within our own solar system — can help us find solutions for the climate crisis.

    It has been said that space science is an Earth science, and that is no paradox. Our climate crisis is very much a matter of interactions between our planet and our sun. That being the case, our understanding is vastly enhanced by going into space and looking down at the Earth, learning things we cannot learn when we stay on the ground."

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