“This year’s work list at Planetary Management: Redirect an estimated dozen hurricanes. Lance a supervolcano. Perform injection lubrication of five fault lines for controlled tectonic stress release. Reinforce the bedrock of a major regional aquifer. And orchestrate a thousand-year river channel shift.”
“Why are you even reading that?”
“Reminding my mother-in-law that while space may be trying to kill us all the time, at least it doesn’t do so by surprise.”
– overheard on Sulavé Station, Istelrith (High Verge)
(Because when talking about the maintenance needed to prevent your space colony from killing people in droves, no-one talks about that needed to stop your planet from doing the same. Status quo bias much.
Speaking of maintenance, incidentally, my 3D printer still needs some, by which I mean replacement. Help a broke author out?)