Terraforming Debate

  • Leaving Home
    The noted science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke had been scheduled to attend the Terraforming Debate via telephone, but human technology failed. This segment introduces Clarke´s thoughts about the possibility of making Mars more like home.
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  • Planetary Uncertainty Principle
    After the Terraforming Debate ended, some of the panel members continued to discuss the implications of humans living on Mars.
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  • The Martian Future
    Scientists and Science Fiction writers answer more audience questions, such as whether we should leave Mars as it is, rather than turning it into another Earth.
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  • Living on Mars
    At the 2004 Astrobiology Science Conference, scientists and science fiction writers faced off in front of a packed house to debate the promise and pitfalls of terraforming Mars. In this segment, the panel answers audience questions.
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  • The United Nations of Mars
    Kim Stanley Robinson wishes Mars (and Earth) would abide by the Antarctica Treaty.
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  • Walking Naked on the Red Planet
    Greg Bear ponders the evolution of humans into Martians.
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  • Should We Terraform?
    At the Astrobiology Science Conference on March 30, scientists and science fiction writers faced off in front of a packed audience to debate the promise and pitfalls of terraforming Mars. In part 3 of this 7-part series, David Grinspoon says we have an ethical imperative
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  • Looking for Martian Life
    John Rummel predicts that in our search for life on Mars, we probably won't find cows.
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  • Giving Mars Back its Heartbeat
    Christopher McKay advocates making Mars habitable for Martians.
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  • Annexing Mars
    Terraforming, the global alteration of climate and living conditions on another world, was once solely the province of science fiction. A distinguished panel of scientists will discuss the possibilities and ramifications of terraforming Mars with some of science fiction's most prominent authors.
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