This really needs Dan Aykroyd yelling “Gaia, you ignorant slut” at Mother Nature:
Mother Nature decided to ice up the roads this morning, making me just one of what the Network TV News tells me is over 125 million in the U.S. under some kind of weather Watch or Warning. We need to grow thicker skins and start settling some other planets. The domed-over or dug-in cities with central heating, air-conditioning and air renewal are looking better and better.
And it will certainly happen off-planet before anyone gets a chance to do it on anything but the smallest of scales on this one, perhaps because the stakes are higher: survival and all. The late, unlamented Biosphere 2 might have poisoned the well for any future earthbound experiments.