World's Fair

Geo-engineering from the ’40s.

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From Military Engineer, 1944

(via C. Pursell’s Technology in Postwar America, 2007)


  1. #1 Dave S.
    May 22, 2008

    Excellent find. Mother Earth looks introspective. Perhaps she’s second guessing her planet’s course of evolution – “Geh, get off-a me already, ya fat basta’d!”

  2. #2 Fernando Magyar
    May 22, 2008

    Most of that there heavy machinery doesn’t run too well without oil. It seems that mother earth is past a bit past her peak in that regard so maybe we’ll just get to enjoy more of her natural wrinkles after all.