"Building one space station for everyone was and is insane: we should have built a dozen."
The climate of the Earth would be much more regular, without seasons, if only the planet's axis of rotation was not angled at 23.4 degrees to the plane of the planet's orbit around the sun (Earth's axial tilt). As far as I know, this is the earliest use of this idea in science fiction.
Thanks to Yossi Preminger for pointing this out.
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