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ConnieCommie wrote

Deserts have their own peoples and ecosystems, you're only foisting our problems onto others by building all our shit out there. How does this impact the remaining nomads, or the people that return to nomadic life after they're no longer chained to the factories and roads? Does this interfere with the precious little moisture brought in by the rains and winds if it lands on the solar panels and evaporates or gets trapped instead of touching ground? How does this impact floral and animal life, especially given the scarcity of food and drink in such a place, with less space to hunt and to grow and to burrow?

I'm talking about parts with little impact on life; some sq.m outside of vegas is a preferable option to dumping it in Africa.

Space junk is already becoming a major concern and it's only been about 60 years or so since we've regularly started putting things up there. How are you going to launch cores into escape velocity and how much fuel and expense will this be?

I'd revisit the Energia program, hopefully.

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GaldraChevaliere wrote

You think the Aha Makhav wouldn't want to return to their ancestral lands without the US forcing them onto reservations anymore? Or that the Sonora and Mojave are completely barren and lifeless?

Can you fill me in on the details, I haven't heard of that. Why was it abandoned?

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ConnieCommie wrote

actually, scratch that. Decolonization is needed, and the deserts have life.

Now, something better would be to, say, bulldoze beverly hills and make it a power plant.

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GaldraChevaliere wrote

See? Now we've got common ground. You go and do that, while I look for a way to preserve the pacific from the runoff.