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* The novella "Literature/TheWordForWorldIsForest" by Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin has Terrans logging the planet Athshe (wood is now rare on Earth) and converting it into farmland. At the start of the book, the antagonist Davidson overdoes the logging causing an island to be made useless for farming because all the soil has eroded away. After the Athsheans revolt he's marooned on the now barren island as LaserGuidedKarma.

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* The novella "Literature/TheWordForWorldIsForest" by Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin has Terrans logging the planet Athshe (wood is now rare on Earth) and converting it into farmland. At the start of the book, the antagonist Davidson overdoes the logging causing an island to be made useless for farming because all the soil has eroded away. After the Athsheans revolt he's marooned they maroon him on the now barren island as LaserGuidedKarma.


* The novella "Literature/TheWordForWorldIsForest" by Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin.

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* The novella "Literature/TheWordForWorldIsForest" by Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin.Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin has Terrans logging the planet Athshe (wood is now rare on Earth) and converting it into farmland. At the start of the book, the antagonist Davidson overdoes the logging causing an island to be made useless for farming because all the soil has eroded away. After the Athsheans revolt he's marooned on the now barren island as LaserGuidedKarma.


* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', the capital planet of Coruscant is one large city.
* The Genesis Device from ''Film/{{Star Trek II|The Wrath of Khan}}'' and ''Film/{{Star Trek III|The Search for Spock}}'' probably counts. It is an [[EarthShatteringKaboom awesome weapon]] made of [[ArtifactOfDoom doomed phlebotinum]] (and you often get a large side order of Nemesis with your terraforming)... but also, the environments that it makes tend to collapse. In the Federation's defence, the Genesis Device wasn't ''intended'' as a weapon. They also planned to use it on lifeless worlds, limiting the moral problems. In the novelisation, it's explained that Reliant was searching not just for lifeless worlds but worlds which were projected to NEVER be able to develop life on their own -- even the faintest traces of amino acids would rule a world unsuitable for being remade this way.

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', the ''Franchise/StarWars'': The capital planet CityPlanet of Coruscant the Empire is one large city.
Coruscant.
* The Genesis Device from ''Film/{{Star Trek II|The Wrath of Khan}}'' and ''Film/{{Star Trek III|The Search for Spock}}'' probably counts. It is an [[EarthShatteringKaboom awesome weapon]] made of [[ArtifactOfDoom doomed phlebotinum]] (and you often get a large side order of Nemesis with your terraforming)... but also, the environments that it makes tend to collapse. In the Federation's defence, the Genesis Device wasn't ''intended'' as a weapon. They also planned to use it on lifeless worlds, limiting the moral problems. In the novelisation, {{novelisation}}, it's explained that Reliant was searching not just for lifeless worlds but worlds which were projected to NEVER be able to develop life on their own -- even the faintest traces of amino acids would rule a world unsuitable for being remade this way.



* Asimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series depicts the one-city planet of Trantor.
** For those who haven't read this series, Star Wars's Coruscant was inspired by Trantor.
* ''Phule's Errand'' (part of the ''Literature/PhulesCompany'' series) introduces the planet Ron'n'art which is ''totally roofed over'', up to a mile from the surface. Making it an extreme example of a Planet City. Ron'n'art is noted as having a richly deserved reputation for decadence, corruption, and paralysis of every agency. If it weren't for the robots and automated systems, nothing would get done and everyone would starve.

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* Asimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series depicts Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'':
** During
the one-city events of "Literature/ThePsychohistorians" and "The General", the protagonists visit Trantor, the capital CityPlanet of the Galactic Empire. It's [[DomedHometown covered in steel]], and the only plants allowed to grow are on the grounds of the Imperial Palace. Making them [[TerminallyDependantSociety dependent on other worlds for food]].
** "Literature/TheMule": Since the last time we saw the capital
planet of Trantor.
** For those who haven't read this series, Star Wars's Coruscant was inspired by Trantor.
the [[GalacticSuperpower Galactic Empire]], it's been sacked. Now people are [[SubvertedTrope subverting]] the metal and plastic of [[CityPlanet Trantor]] back into an agrarian society in order to grow food. They [[IstanbulNotConstantinople begin to call the planet Hame]].
* ''Literature/PhulesCompany'': ''Phule's Errand'' (part of the ''Literature/PhulesCompany'' series) introduces the planet Ron'n'art which is ''totally ''[[DomedHometown totally roofed over'', over]]'', up to a mile from the surface. Making it an extreme example of a Planet City.CityPlanet. Ron'n'art is noted as having a richly deserved reputation for decadence, corruption, and paralysis of every agency. If it weren't for the robots and automated systems, [[TerminallyDependantSociety nothing would get done and everyone would starve.starve]].


People who try TerraDeforming see any area that is not housing humans, catering to humans, or creating resources for humans as wasted and views any effort to convert it into a human-usable space as a good cause. These changes often take place, or are predicted to take place, TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture. Because ScienceMarchesOn, these ideas have devolved into {{Zeerust}} and lead to the almost inevitable unfortunate implication that HumansAreTheRealMonsters.

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People who try TerraDeforming Terra Deforming see any area that is not housing humans, catering to humans, or creating resources for humans as wasted and views any effort to convert it into a human-usable space as a good cause. These changes often take place, or are predicted to take place, TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture. Because ScienceMarchesOn, these ideas have devolved into {{Zeerust}} and lead to the almost inevitable unfortunate implication that HumansAreTheRealMonsters.



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* In ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'', Morgan Fairfax' original plan was to cause an apocalyptic earthquake to raise a new continent from the Pacific seabed and provide more space for people to live. This caused all sorts of reactions, even long term:
** Paperinik decided to oppose him appalled at the death toll, not even realizing the other consequences.
** One, an ArtificialIntelligence [[StrawVulcan programmed to always take the most logical decision]], initially refused to help Paperinik due Earth's impending overpopulation crisis. [[ChangedMyMindKid He realizes the difference between "logical" and "right" just in time to intervene and stop Fairfax' plan]].
** The US government, after finding out, ''could'' restart it... But don't even try, and instead opt to leave all the command equipment in Paperinik's hands. It's implied they later recover and destroy the earthquake generators after the Belgravian plot (see below)
** Oberon [[NamesToRunAwayFrom De Spair]], a spy from [[{{Ruritania}} Belgravia]], tries to help Fairfax to restart his plan [[WarForFunAndProfit because the international chaos caused by the cataclysm would be perfect for Belgravia to sell weapons]] if not outright TakeOverTheWorld, and after the original generators are disposed of by the Americans he uses [[spoiler:stolen data about [[PhysicalGoddess Xadhoom]]'s powers]] to try and achieve the same effect. As they had no idea what they actually messing with, all they got was to cause a volcanic eruption ''in their own secret base''.
** Upon finding out what De Spair was up to, president of Belgravia Nestor Grimka orders the shutdown of the program, partly because [[PragmaticVillain you can't sell weapons to other nations at war if said nations cease to exist]] and partly [[EvenEvilHasStandards out of genuine horror at the notion]]. The following events also trigger his HeelFaceTurn.
** Grrodon the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Evronian]] tries to resurrect it in a changed form, as [[spoiler:he's planning to turn Earth into a PlanetSpaceship once it's conquered]]. He may be involved in the plan to wipe out most of mankind with an apocalyptic series of Earthquakes in ''ComicBook/DoubleDuck''.


* The first two verses of "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Yellow_Taxi_(song) Big Yellow Taxi]]" by Music/JoniMitchell.

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* The first two verses of "[[http://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Yellow_Taxi_(song) Big "Big Yellow Taxi]]" Taxi"]] by Music/JoniMitchell.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_bowl The Dust Bowl]] of the 1930s was caused by excessive agricultural development on the North American prairies. Post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarI wheat prices were very high so many farmers added more land to their farms and plowed it. In some areas land cultivation almost tripled between 1925 and 1930. This removed the grasses that kept the soil in place and preserved moisture in the soil. Additionally, a long-term wet period in the late 19th and early 20th centuries lead farmers to believe that the area normally was much wetter than it really was under normal circumstances; indeed, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain_follows_the_plow it was believed by some farmers at the time that human habitation in an area increased rainfall]]. When a drought period started in the 1930s all the dried-up unprotected soil was picked up by the winds and blown away causing massive dust storms. In many regions, over 75% of the topsoil was blown away by the end of the 1930s. Combined with the Great Depression this caused enormous poverty in the region and by 1940 2.5 million people had moved out of the Plains states to escape it.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_bowl The Dust Bowl]] of the 1930s was caused by excessive agricultural development on the North American prairies. Post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarI wheat prices were very high so many farmers added more land to their farms and plowed it. In some areas land cultivation almost tripled between 1925 and 1930. This removed the grasses that kept the soil in place and preserved moisture in the soil. Additionally, a long-term wet period in the late 19th and early 20th centuries lead farmers to believe that the area normally was much wetter than it really was under normal circumstances; indeed, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain_follows_the_plow it was believed by some farmers at the time that human habitation in an area increased rainfall]]. rainfall.]] When a drought period started in the 1930s all the dried-up unprotected soil was picked up by the winds and blown away causing massive dust storms. In many regions, over 75% of the topsoil was blown away by the end of the 1930s. Combined with the Great Depression this caused enormous poverty in the region and by 1940 2.5 million people had moved out of the Plains states to escape it.


* A silver age ''{{Superman}}'' comic shows the Fortress of Solitude surrounded by buildings, because future humans have intentionally melted the polar ice caps in order to colonize the Arctic. Superman is upset by this, not because of the catastrophic effect on the environment, but because he doesn't have privacy anymore.

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* In the original ''ComicBook/MagnusRobotFighter'' comic, North Am was a city that covered most of the North American continent.
* A silver age ''{{Superman}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' comic shows the Fortress of Solitude surrounded by buildings, because future humans have intentionally melted the polar ice caps in order to colonize the Arctic. Superman is upset by this, not because of the catastrophic effect on the environment, but because he doesn't have privacy anymore.



* In the original ''Magnus Robot Fighter'' comic, North Am was a city that covered most of the North American continent.


* The novella "The Word For World is Forest" by Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin.

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* The novella "The Word For World is Forest" "Literature/TheWordForWorldIsForest" by Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin.


* Exagerrated in the SovietUnion, where "Man bending Nature to his will" was kind of a running topic, and some engineers went as far as wanting to melt the ice caps to make tundra more livable and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_river_reversal turn Siberian rivers around to feed agriculture in Central Asia]]. [[RealityEnsues Needless to say]], such bold moves [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aral_Sea rarely turned out well]].

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* Exagerrated in the SovietUnion, [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]], where "Man bending Nature to his will" was kind of a running topic, and some engineers went as far as wanting to melt the ice caps to make tundra more livable and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_river_reversal turn Siberian rivers around to feed agriculture in Central Asia]]. [[RealityEnsues Needless to say]], such bold moves [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aral_Sea rarely turned out well]].


* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_bowl The Dust Bowl]] of the 1930s was caused by excessive agricultural development on the North American prairies. Post-WorldWarOne wheat prices were very high so many farmers added more land to their farms and plowed it. In some areas land cultivation almost tripled between 1925 and 1930. This removed the grasses that kept the soil in place and preserved moisture in the soil. Additionally, a long-term wet period in the late 19th and early 20th centuries lead farmers to believe that the area normally was much wetter than it really was under normal circumstances; indeed, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain_follows_the_plow it was believed by some farmers at the time that human habitation in an area increased rainfall]]. When a drought period started in the 1930s all the dried-up unprotected soil was picked up by the winds and blown away causing massive dust storms. In many regions, over 75% of the topsoil was blown away by the end of the 1930s. Combined with the Great Depression this caused enormous poverty in the region and by 1940 2.5 million people had moved out of the Plains states to escape it.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_bowl The Dust Bowl]] of the 1930s was caused by excessive agricultural development on the North American prairies. Post-WorldWarOne Post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarI wheat prices were very high so many farmers added more land to their farms and plowed it. In some areas land cultivation almost tripled between 1925 and 1930. This removed the grasses that kept the soil in place and preserved moisture in the soil. Additionally, a long-term wet period in the late 19th and early 20th centuries lead farmers to believe that the area normally was much wetter than it really was under normal circumstances; indeed, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain_follows_the_plow it was believed by some farmers at the time that human habitation in an area increased rainfall]]. When a drought period started in the 1930s all the dried-up unprotected soil was picked up by the winds and blown away causing massive dust storms. In many regions, over 75% of the topsoil was blown away by the end of the 1930s. Combined with the Great Depression this caused enormous poverty in the region and by 1940 2.5 million people had moved out of the Plains states to escape it.


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* The first two verses of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Yellow_Taxi_(song) Big Yellow Taxi]] by JoniMitchell.

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* The first two verses of [[http://en."[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Yellow_Taxi_(song) Big Yellow Taxi]] Taxi]]" by JoniMitchell.
Music/JoniMitchell.


* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_bowl The Dust Bowl]] of the 1930s was caused by excessive agricultural development on the North American prairies. Post-WorldWarOne wheat prices were very high so many farmers added more land to their farms and plowed it. In some areas land cultivation almost tripled between 1925 and 1930. This removed the grasses that kept the soil in place and preserved moisture in the soil. Additionally, a long-term wet period in the late 19th and early 20th centuries lead farmers to believe that the area normally was much wetter than it really was under normal circumstances. When a drought period started in the 1930s all the dried-up unprotected soil was picked up by the winds and blown away causing massive dust storms. In many regions, over 75% of the topsoil was blown away by the end of the 1930s. Combined with the Great Depression this caused enormous poverty in the region and by 1940 2.5 million people had moved out of the Plains states to escape it.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_bowl The Dust Bowl]] of the 1930s was caused by excessive agricultural development on the North American prairies. Post-WorldWarOne wheat prices were very high so many farmers added more land to their farms and plowed it. In some areas land cultivation almost tripled between 1925 and 1930. This removed the grasses that kept the soil in place and preserved moisture in the soil. Additionally, a long-term wet period in the late 19th and early 20th centuries lead farmers to believe that the area normally was much wetter than it really was under normal circumstances.circumstances; indeed, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain_follows_the_plow it was believed by some farmers at the time that human habitation in an area increased rainfall]]. When a drought period started in the 1930s all the dried-up unprotected soil was picked up by the winds and blown away causing massive dust storms. In many regions, over 75% of the topsoil was blown away by the end of the 1930s. Combined with the Great Depression this caused enormous poverty in the region and by 1940 2.5 million people had moved out of the Plains states to escape it.


* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_bowl The Dust Bowl]] of the 1930s was caused by excessive agricultural development on the North American prairies. Post-WorldWarOne wheat prices were very high so many farmers added more land to their farms and plowed it. In some areas land cultivation almost tripled between 1925 and 1930. This removed the grasses that kept the soil in place and preserved moisture in the soil. When a drought period started in the 1930s all the dried-up unprotected soil was picked up by the winds and blown away causing massive dust storms. In many regions, over 75% of the topsoil was blown away by the end of the 1930s. Combined with the Great Depression this caused enormous poverty in the region and by 1940 2.5 million people had moved out of the Plains states to escape it.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_bowl The Dust Bowl]] of the 1930s was caused by excessive agricultural development on the North American prairies. Post-WorldWarOne wheat prices were very high so many farmers added more land to their farms and plowed it. In some areas land cultivation almost tripled between 1925 and 1930. This removed the grasses that kept the soil in place and preserved moisture in the soil. Additionally, a long-term wet period in the late 19th and early 20th centuries lead farmers to believe that the area normally was much wetter than it really was under normal circumstances. When a drought period started in the 1930s all the dried-up unprotected soil was picked up by the winds and blown away causing massive dust storms. In many regions, over 75% of the topsoil was blown away by the end of the 1930s. Combined with the Great Depression this caused enormous poverty in the region and by 1940 2.5 million people had moved out of the Plains states to escape it.





* In episode 6 of ''KimbaTheWhiteLion'', Kimba visits the World's Fair and sees, among other things, plans to melt the frozen polar regions so the space will be habitable.

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* In episode 6 of ''KimbaTheWhiteLion'', ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'', Kimba visits the World's Fair and sees, among other things, plans to melt the frozen polar regions so the space will be habitable.

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