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Harvesting Space for a Greener Earth

  • Greg Matloff
  • C Bangs
  • Les Johnson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Mythical Paradise

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Greg Matloff, C Bangs, Les Johnson
      Pages 3-7
    3. Greg Matloff, C Bangs, Les Johnson
      Pages 9-19
    4. Greg Matloff, C Bangs, Les Johnson
      Pages 21-31
    5. Greg Matloff, C Bangs, Les Johnson
      Pages 33-41
  3. Paradise Lost?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Greg Matloff, C Bangs, Les Johnson
      Pages 45-55
    3. Greg Matloff, C Bangs, Les Johnson
      Pages 57-66
    4. Greg Matloff, C Bangs, Les Johnson
      Pages 67-76
    5. Greg Matloff, C Bangs, Les Johnson
      Pages 77-85
    6. Greg Matloff, C Bangs, Les Johnson
      Pages 87-98
    7. Greg Matloff, C Bangs, Les Johnson
      Pages 99-106
  4. Sky Harvest

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Greg Matloff, C Bangs, Les Johnson
      Pages 109-125
    3. Greg Matloff, C Bangs, Les Johnson
      Pages 127-138
    4. Greg Matloff, C Bangs, Les Johnson
      Pages 139-152
    5. Greg Matloff, C Bangs, Les Johnson
      Pages 153-164
    6. Greg Matloff, C Bangs, Les Johnson
      Pages 165-172
    7. Greg Matloff, C Bangs, Les Johnson
      Pages 173-184
    8. Greg Matloff, C Bangs, Les Johnson
      Pages 185-197
    9. Greg Matloff, C Bangs, Les Johnson
      Pages 199-203
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 205-277

About this book

Introduction

What was our planet like in years past? How has our civilization affected Earth and its ecology? Harvesting Space for a Greener Planet, the Second Edition of Paradise Regained: The Regreening of the Earth, begins by discussing these questions, and then generates a scenario for the restoration of Earth. It introduces new and innovative ideas on how we could use the Solar System and its resources for terrestrial benefit.

The environmental challenges that face us today cannot be resolved by conservation and current technologies alone. Harvesting Space highlights the risk of humankind’s future extinction from environmental degradation. Population growth, global climate change, and maintaining sustainability of habitats for wildlife are all considered, among other issues.

Rather than losing heart, we need to realize that the solutions to these problems lie in being good stewards of the planet and in the development of space. Not only will the solutions offered here avert a crisis, they will also provide the basis for continued technological and societal progress. Tapping the resources of near-Earth asteroids will lead to methods of diverting those asteroids that threaten Earth. Space-based terrestrial power generation systems will work synergistically with Earth-based conservation.

This book needs to be read urgently and widely, if we are to save ourselves from environmental disaster, reduce the risk of catastrophic cosmic impacts, and build a prosperous and sustainable future for all the creatures of Earth.

Keywords

Alternative Energy Asteroid Diversion Plans Asteroid Mining Environmental Degradation Prevention of Resource Depletion Space Manufacturing Space-based Power Generation Sustainability in Space Sustainability of Earth Technological Solutions to Environmental Issues

Authors and affiliations

  • Greg Matloff
    • 1
  • C Bangs
    • 2
  • Les Johnson
    • 3
  1. 1.BrooklynUSA
  2. 2.BrooklynUSA
  3. 3.MadisonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9426-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-9425-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-9426-3
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