inspiring. as a nation, we should continue to fund projects that explore the worlds around us. they will inspire the next generation to accomplish goals we can only dream of today. humans have always been voyagers. no need to keep that adventurous spirit only on the third rock from the sun.
How dare you suggest that we spend tax dollars on basic science, i.e., knowledge. Have you no shame?!
That money must be returned to those from whom it was stolen, our precious jOb CrEaToRs!
Southern state feed stores are seeing a run on dewormer treatments for the cows and horses. And the FDA is pleading with people not to take the same products as alleged treatments for COVID-19. What on earth is going on here?
Oh yea – the hosts on those evening shows for Faux News is pushing these dangerous products as treatments for COVID-19. I guess it was endorsed by Dr. Bruce Hall.
Great post by Professor Hamilton, as always.
This is loosely related and I thought some readers might take an interest.
I’m doing this from my sometimes faulty memory of the video interview. But one of the researchers at that school said they were mainly interested in the part of Venus above the cloud cover, because that part of the atmosphere was closer to our own and didn’t have the intense heat that was below the cloud cover. So if they can put the balloons there (they are silver colored and roughly the size of a typical American’s living room) and do the research of parts below the cloud-cover with measuring tools located above the cloud-cover so that the measuring tools themselves weren’t damaged by the intense heat below the Venus cloud-cover.
This is a non-music YT video related to the Venus story:
The Food and Drug Administration granted full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for people 16 and older today.
for those who think climate studies are a waste of time, you should consider that eventually humans will need to migrate from this earth. our ability to control climate change will impact our ability to migrate to more hostile environments, like mars and venus, and change them into perhaps more hospitable environments.
So this is the real reason for more tax cuts for the rich as the rich need the cash to fly out of here ala Flight Besos or Flight Branson. The gentrification of Mars.
Need to have a way of making icy asteroids/comets crash into Mars for 1000 of years to recreate its oceans. Not sure about the lack of a strong magnetic field shielding the atmosphere from the solar wind would affect the new oxygen and water rich atmosphere. Maybe a project that would divert our propensity to war and killing each other.
Thanks for the vid !
Any thoughts on Kabul and sleepy Joe ?
“you should consider that eventually humans will need to migrate from this earth”
Really? Why? What does “eventually” mean in years?
“our ability to migrate to more hostile environments, like mars and venus, and change them into perhaps more hospitable environments”
What is this “ability” you speak of. We are now struggling to cope with a change of perhaps 100 parts per million of CO2 in a century on Earth. How long do you think it will take to cope with 950,000 parts per million on Mars or Venus?
Right now we are struggling to cope with a temperature change of 2 or 3 degrees per century on Earth. How long do you think it will take to cope with hundreds of degrees on Mars or Venus?
This is sci-fi fantasy. Science is good but you don’t have to use science fiction to justify it.
eventually is not in my lifetime, i am sure. but the knowledge has to start someplace and sometime.
“What is this “ability” you speak of.”
our “ability” is not static. the more we study and learn, the greater our “ability”.
“How long do you think it will take to cope with hundreds of degrees on Mars or Venus?”
it will take that many more years if we delay our study of these issues. i would argue that the human race today has the capability to significantly alter the worlds climate-much more so that we have done in the past hundred years. our efforts have been restrained compared to our capabilities. there is no doubt, over a century(s), humans could also change the atmospheres of venus and mars, perhaps making them more habitable. there will come a time when earth will not be able to sustain a growing population. when that happens, migration will occur. it is not sci-fi. exploration seems to be a human characteristic.
“there will come a time when earth will not be able to sustain a growing population. when that happens, migration will occur.”
Funny, all the news folks seem to babbling about the tragedy of the falling fertility rates in the U.S., UK, EU and even China. The places where population is growing fastest are the poorest countries in Africa. Somehow I don’t think those poor people are going to be the ones to get economy class seats on spaceships to those planetary paradises.
“seats on spaceships to those planetary paradises.”
i do not envision a “planetary paradise” by any stretch of the imagination. life on another planet will be harsh. but probably within the next century, human life span will increase enormously. as people continue to live longer, and the world population continues to grow, at some point we will run into a problem. i understand you will not be around to face this crisis, joseph, so it is not a priority of yours. i will also not be around to see the crisis. but it will occur. i would rather be a small part of the solution.
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