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   Jerry Brown say humans may live on another planet if global warming continues. Perhaps we could all live on his planet

19 Nov 2012 08:50 AM   |   1709 clicks   |   The Republic
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Cythraul     
The Democratic governor said future generations will be living "indoors ... or we'll be living on some other planet."

Living on another world? Cool! I always wanted to know what it felt like to be a early American colonial, helping develop a new world. I'd like to live on the lush, green world with sparse human population. And I want my plot of land to be around 3,000 acres.

19 Nov 2012 08:26 AM
Pants full of macaroni!!     
Meh, I'm not real enthused about jogging for the master race.

19 Nov 2012 08:52 AM
Kuroshin     
Humanity will not find a suitable planet or develop and build a proper colony ship before it manages to destroy itself.

19 Nov 2012 08:53 AM
Mrbogey     
Call me crazy, but I think it'd be less labor intensive to clean up the Earth than to find another planet and make it habitable.

19 Nov 2012 08:53 AM
TheMysteriousStranger     
Brown's planet is called Reality. Someday, deniers might actually try to land on it.

19 Nov 2012 08:55 AM
Cythraul     

Mrbogey: Call me crazy, but I think it'd be less labor intensive to clean up the Earth than to find another planet and make it habitable.


All we need to do is find a way to terraform Mars. Should be pretty simple.

19 Nov 2012 08:56 AM
mod3072     
So they are going to put all 7 billion of us on one ship and take us there? Sounds crowded.

19 Nov 2012 08:56 AM
Son of Thunder     
Shiny.

19 Nov 2012 08:57 AM
Gwyrddu     

Mrbogey: Call me crazy, but I think it'd be less labor intensive to clean up the Earth than to find another planet and make it habitable.


I think that was the point he was getting at.

And either way we will have to colonize other planets eventually or face extinction, but we certainly don't have the technology to do it right just yet.

19 Nov 2012 08:59 AM
johnryan51    [TotalFark]  
Hahaha the people of New Jersey laugh at you!

19 Nov 2012 08:59 AM
bim1154     

Kuroshin: Humanity will not find a suitable planet or develop and build a proper colony ship before it manages to destroy itself.


Pretty much this.

19 Nov 2012 09:00 AM
cwolf20     
Not at the rate the U.S. is going in leading the world in space exploration. Better to focus on this planet

(I say that knowing Obama wants us to pay passage on other countries space technology instead)

19 Nov 2012 09:01 AM
fat boy     
Ride the moonbeam.

19 Nov 2012 09:06 AM
SgtArkie     
people seem to forget he is called moonbeam for a reason

19 Nov 2012 09:06 AM
MrGMan     

Gwyrddu: Mrbogey: Call me crazy, but I think it'd be less labor intensive to clean up the Earth than to find another planet and make it habitable.

I think that was the point he was getting at.

And either way we will have to colonize other planets eventually or face extinction, but we certainly don't have the technology or the political will to do it right just yet.


FTFY

19 Nov 2012 09:11 AM
Wrencher     

cwolf20: Not at the rate the U.S. is going in leading the world in space exploration. Better to focus on this planet

(I say that knowing Obama wants us to pay passage on other countries space technology instead)


You must not read any space related news. You should read more...

19 Nov 2012 09:12 AM
bim1154     
Personally I think that there will be one of many other factors which will cause humanity to get his ass kicked long before any kind of global warming shiat happens. It may not wipe us out but it will sure humble the fu(k out of us.

19 Nov 2012 09:12 AM
JackieRabbit     
I'd like for Gov. Brown to put down the hash pipe for a few minutes and tell us which Earth-like planet he would recommend.

19 Nov 2012 09:17 AM
lohphat    [TotalFark]  

Cythraul: Mrbogey: Call me crazy, but I think it'd be less labor intensive to clean up the Earth than to find another planet and make it habitable.

All we need to do is find a way to terraform Mars. Should be pretty simple.


Ohitsthistreadagain.jpg

Mars doesn't have an iron core. No Van Allen belts for you. The atmosphere is being stripped away by the solar wind faster than it can generate and harsh radiation bakes the surface instead of being deflected.

We can't even fund fiscally sane healthcare, or stop lobbing rockets at each other and you think we can fund a ship with the matte rials to terraform Mars and get enough people there?

19 Nov 2012 09:21 AM
PreMortem    [TotalFark]  

bim1154: Personally I think that there will be one of many other factors which will cause humanity to get his ass kicked long before any kind of global warming shiat happens. It may not wipe us out but it will sure humble the fu(k out of us.


Cyborgs kicking our asses off the planet and chasing the remainder around the galaxy.

I think we find a habitable planet in the end though, so we got that going for us.

19 Nov 2012 09:21 AM
Cythraul     

lohphat: Cythraul: Mrbogey: Call me crazy, but I think it'd be less labor intensive to clean up the Earth than to find another planet and make it habitable.

All we need to do is find a way to terraform Mars. Should be pretty simple.

Ohitsthistreadagain.jpg

Mars doesn't have an iron core. No Van Allen belts for you. The atmosphere is being stripped away by the solar wind faster than it can generate and harsh radiation bakes the surface instead of being deflected.

We can't even fund fiscally sane healthcare, or stop lobbing rockets at each other and you think we can fund a ship with the matte rials to terraform Mars and get enough people there?


You really thought I was being serious? Heh.

It's far more likely that humanity will never leave this rock as we will most likely end up destroying ourselves. Our rate of technological discovery in the way of space travel and planetary engineering has to outpace the rate at which we are killing each other or the rate at which we are damaging this world. I don't think that's currently the case.

19 Nov 2012 09:24 AM
Gwyrddu     

JackieRabbit: I'd like for Gov. Brown to put down the hash pipe for a few minutes and tell us which Earth-like planet he would recommend.


Here's a list:
www.hpcf.upr.eduView Full Size

19 Nov 2012 09:26 AM
mat catastrophe     
California above all others.

19 Nov 2012 09:31 AM
JackieRabbit     

Gwyrddu: JackieRabbit: I'd like for Gov. Brown to put down the hash pipe for a few minutes and tell us which Earth-like planet he would recommend.

Here's a list:[www.hpcf.upr.edu image 850x637]


Oh, a generally hypothetical list of possibly habitable planets (we really have no way to know for sure). And how far away are these new vacation destinations? Inasmuch as we do not have the capability for manned interstellar travel and won't for several hundred years, the point is moot.

19 Nov 2012 09:34 AM
Deep Contact     
Jerry Brown is mental.

19 Nov 2012 09:42 AM
dready zim     

mat catastrophe: California above all others.


Uber alles?

19 Nov 2012 09:44 AM
dready zim     
But if we don`t do anything about (a news item I wish to promote a one sided discussion about) then we will have to (unrealistic option designed to provide a false dichotemy)

19 Nov 2012 09:46 AM
Gwyrddu     

JackieRabbit: Oh, a generally hypothetical list of possibly habitable planets (we really have no way to know for sure). And how far away are these new vacation destinations? Inasmuch as we do not have the capability for manned interstellar travel and won't for several hundred years, the point is moot.


I find that predictions of how long certain technologies take to get off the ground to be a difficult problem to estimate. In the sixties people thought that space flight would be easy in the future while severely underestimating advances in computer technology. Interstellar space flight could take hundreds of years, or unexpected breakthroughs and development could get us there a lot sooner.

Anyway, I'd say his statement is a moot point mostly because he wasn't seriously suggesting a planetary colonizing program as a plausible solution to global warming, he was bringing up more as absurd alternatives to the relatively easier problem of fixing the problem here on earth.

That isn't to say though that interstellar exploration and eventual colonization isn't worth talking about as well. However long we may think it would take to develop the technology, it will never happen if we don't start down that path.

19 Nov 2012 09:47 AM
Stone Meadow     

Gwyrddu: Mrbogey: Call me crazy, but I think it'd be less labor intensive to clean up the Earth than to find another planet and make it habitable.

I think that was the point he was getting at.


Yes, pretty much this. That said, carbon trading is a farce that does nothing to reduce emissions. It just allows big emitters to pay a tax to the government while they keep right on emitting. The program will simply drive away the very businesses and industry California needs to keep paying all those taxes. Everything can't convert to emissions-free software development.

The only way something like this, "cap"...not "trade", is if it's instituted nation-wide, which isn't going to happen anytime soon. And wouldn't male a difference globally anyway, since China, India, Brazil and other large developing countries are belching out CO2 like there's not tomorrow,

It's going to be a bumpy ride, environmentally speaking, for the next century or so until solar and other renewables come on line in sufficient numbers. Or we could build new generation reactors...

19 Nov 2012 09:54 AM
TheOther     
Yeah, a conditional statement of alternatives to having to live indoors or extinction is surely nutty. Never mind that this is one of the central tenets of the science fiction most of you 'tards worship, Jerry Brown is the crazy loner.

19 Nov 2012 09:57 AM
FLMountainMan     
Humanity isn't going to destroy ourselves. That's just hysterical short-term thinking. Will we continue to live the cushy First World existence that we all love to vilify from the comfort of nice desks and $200 laptops? Probably not. But homo sapiens will survive. It's all just ebb and flow.

19 Nov 2012 10:00 AM
mat catastrophe     

dready zim: mat catastrophe: California above all others.

Uber alles?


Yes.

/feels like you ruined the joke for some reason

19 Nov 2012 10:03 AM
Marcintosh     
With my luck I'd be assigned a cabin right next to some televangelist - Prolly have the same dinner time and have to sit at the same table. Like that cruise to hell a few years ago.



Couldn't get drunk enough to deal - took my meals on the Lido deck, with that bartender, the one in sequins and the seriously hydraulic chest.

19 Nov 2012 10:04 AM
bim1154     

Marcintosh: With my luck I'd be assigned a cabin right next to some televangelist - Prolly have the same dinner time and have to sit at the same table. Like that cruise to hell a few years ago.



Couldn't get drunk enough to deal - took my meals on the Lido deck, with that bartender, the one in sequins and the seriously hydraulic chest.


Sounds like every fu(king holiday with my sister-in-law and her husband for the past 31 years.

19 Nov 2012 10:08 AM
PapaChester     
Are you freakin kidding me? The chance at planetary settlement? You people aren't down with that? Buncha wimps.

19 Nov 2012 10:20 AM
fickenchucker     

Son of Thunder: Shiny.




Came here for this---

I'm not worried about the Earth That Was. It will self-correct long after my kids and I are gone.

19 Nov 2012 10:22 AM
EngineerBob     
When he's done with that he should get back to work on the time machine.
We need more 1970's Ronstadt

19 Nov 2012 10:26 AM
SkunkWerks     
Gee, it'd be swell if we had some sort of program for exploring space and stuff. Some sort of program that was, um, attempting to actually land people on other planets.

Wonder what something like that might look like?

19 Nov 2012 10:27 AM
KarmicDisaster    [TotalFark]  

Cythraul: The Democratic governor said future generations will be living "indoors ... or we'll be living on some other planet."

Living on another world? Cool! I always wanted to know what it felt like to be a early American colonial, helping develop a new world. I'd like to live on the lush, green world with sparse human population. And I want my plot of land to be around 3,000 acres.


Can I talk to you for a minute about the cult church of the Latter Day Saints? You get your own planet! Just hope it isn't right next to Romney's .

19 Nov 2012 11:00 AM
signaljammer     
Never is my best guess when it comes to practical, large-scale inter-stellar travel. Hell, our physics practically precludes it on a theoretical basis. Yet, there are really, really people who think that what could generously be called this scintilla of a possibility justifies continuing to pollute.

//Mike Royko > Jerry Brown
//As things stand, currently.

19 Nov 2012 11:11 AM
Gwyrddu     

signaljammer: Never is my best guess when it comes to practical, large-scale inter-stellar travel. Hell, our physics practically precludes it on a theoretical basis.


That's because you perception of what is practical is too narrow. Hollow out an asteroid, fill it with an inter-generational colony ship with sufficient fuel and send it off with a drive that can approach the speed of light and you could eventually reach any star in the galaxy. Actually, you could probably reach most of the galaxy just by making 10 to 15 year jumps between star systems. The science already exists for interstellar travel and colonization, it is just the engineering and technology that is currently lacking, and we'll have that as well eventually.

Yet, there are really, really people who think that what could generously be called this scintilla of a possibility justifies continuing to pollute.

Possibly, but again Jerry Brown was not advocating that we continue to pollute based on the alternatives he presented, he was advocating we not pollute because the alternatives he suggesting were absurd in comparison.

19 Nov 2012 11:28 AM
Clemkadidlefark     

TheMysteriousStranger: Brown's planet is called Reality. Someday, deniers might actually try to land on it.


Bwa-hahahahaha

Can't read, huh?

Planet as been cooling for 16 years.

19 Nov 2012 11:30 AM
BKITU    [TotalFark]  

signaljammer: //Mike Royko > Jerry Brown
//As things stand, currently.



Royko isn't doing much standing at all right now.

/And Brown was a "moonbeam" for thinking global communication satellites were a good idea.

19 Nov 2012 12:01 PM
GranoblasticMan     

Clemkadidlefark: TheMysteriousStranger: Brown's planet is called Reality. Someday, deniers might actually try to land on it.

Bwa-hahahahaha

Can't read, huh?

Planet as been cooling for 16 years.


Fascinating theory.

19 Nov 2012 12:03 PM
meta1hed     
Jerry Brown is a symptom of California's mental disease. Keep voting Democrat...it's working out GREAT.

19 Nov 2012 12:04 PM
meta1hed     
He's like the old man in the park yelling at trees.

19 Nov 2012 12:06 PM
Gwyrddu     

meta1hed: Jerry Brown is a symptom of California's mental disease. Keep voting Democrat...it's working out GREAT.


You mean like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Pete Wilson and Ronald Reagan?

19 Nov 2012 12:12 PM
Meatybrain     

JackieRabbit: I'd like for Gov. Brown to put down the hash pipe for a few minutes and tell us which Earth-like planet he would recommend.


If you could put your dick down long enough to learn how to read you would know he was recommending we not trash this one.

19 Nov 2012 12:17 PM
Ima4nic8or     
Just when I was starting to think Brown is a semi-normal guy he comes out with this crap. I was hoping that in his old age he wouldnt have these dipshiat hippy ideas. Man made global warming does not exist. The planet is going to be just dandy. There is no need for us to start scoping out other planets.

19 Nov 2012 12:19 PM
Gwyrddu     

Ima4nic8or: Just when I was starting to think Brown is a semi-normal guy he comes out with this crap. I was hoping that in his old age he wouldnt have these dipshiat hippy ideas. Man made global warming does not exist. The planet is going to be just dandy.


You seem pretty certain of that for some reason. Yet most scientists, insurance companies and even the Navy all not only know that the Earth is getting warmer but use that information to more effectively do their job. It is also well known that the amount of greenhouse gases has been increasing over time along with the average global temperature. It is also known that the presence of greenhouse gases traps heat in the atmosphere and thus has effect on global temperature.

Things do get more complicated from there. We do know human activity, especially the burning of fossil fuels releases large amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. There are also plenty of other CO2 sources and sinks in the world as well, one of those sinks being forests, especially the amazon rain forest which we've cut down a lot of thus removing a major feedback loop that could slow global warming.

But it is legitimate to question how much global warming is due to human influence and how much is naturally occurring. But just because there may be natural occurring global warming doesn't mean we aren't or that we should help it along. And just because the earth will be fine doesn't mean human civilization will be fine. Jerry Brown I think was exaggerating on the effects of global warming, but it is clear that global warming will be and probably already has been an expensive proposition, more expensive than actually doing something about it.

And that is not even including all the side benefits of efficiency of green technology. Technologies that waste less resources are just likely to become more profitable as traditional energy sources inevitably become more expensive.

19 Nov 2012 12:50 PM
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