Terraforming Earth Pt. 4: Nowhere to go but up

Our efforts to intentionally alter our home planet have been unpredictable at best. Can we terraform other planets without making the same mistakes? Should we? » 10/07/10 11:21am 10/07/10 11:21am

Terraforming Earth, Pt. 3: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

We've seen how things can go awry when we tinker with our planet, but geology is fairly resistant to short-term change. When we screw with ecosystems, however, the chain of effects can be long and extremely unpredictable. » 10/01/10 3:47pm 10/01/10 3:47pm

Terraforming Earth, Pt. 2: The Law of Unintended Consequences

Humans can rearrange the shape of our planet almost as easily as the furniture in your living room (or the deck chairs on the Titanic). Of course, it doesn't always work out as planned. » 9/24/10 5:15pm 9/24/10 5:15pm

Terraforming Earth, Pt. 1: How to Wreck a Planet in 3,000 Years

We usually think of terraforming as something we'll do in the future to other planets, but we have thousands of years of experience changing the shape of our own planet in profound ways. » 9/23/10 4:00pm 9/23/10 4:00pm