…an advanced civilization must grow faster than the frequency of life-threatening catastrophes. Since large meteor and comet impacts take place once every few thousand to million years, a Type I civilization must master space travel to deflect space debris within that time, which should not be much of a problem. Ice ages may take place on a time scale of tens of thousands of years, and so a Type I civilization must learn to modify the weather within that period. –The Daily Galaxy

Writing Prompt: Write a story about a technology that modifies the weather or protects the planet from space debris.

Journaling Prompt: What do you believe about global warming? Do you believe that there is anything you can do to affect it?

Art Prompt: Advanced Civilization

Nonfiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience why you believe scientific research and progress is so important.

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