Tales of the ice planet

Annoying, but perhaps necessary: It’s a storytelling convention of science fiction movies and TV shows that every planet except Earth is a monoculture.

John I. Carney

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Futuristic proposed Mars habitat, with two astronauts, a domed building, and a vehicle.
NASA/Clouds AO/SEArch, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Earth is made up of a variety of climates, from arctic to tropical.

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John I. Carney

Author of “Dislike: Faith and Dialogue in the Age of Social Media,” available at http://www.lakeneuron.com/dislike