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We will not solve our climate problem by adjusting the width of streets.

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We will not solve our climate problem by adjusting the width of streets. Incremental changes will not save our cities. Cities will be saved by designing car free areas of areas up to a mile square.  Cars and trucks will be relegated the periphery of future communities. Transportation within future communities will be mainly be by foot and bike. Vacant and wasteland areas can become new car free communities. Car free communities need have no stairs. Most future residences will be one level. Graded ways can easily enable transit between levels. A max of four levels is adequate to support a car free community of 5-10K.  Thinking outside the box is the only way forward. Car free communities will be forced on us by climate change. Even if climate was not a problem, car free communities would make complete sense.

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abba's way

Economic recovery beyond sprawl, racism and climate change denial

A viable economy is integral and integrated

That is how you create local jobs

A viable economy will be cyber connected

Work does not require a long commute

A viable economy will spawn myriad new occupations

all keyed to new communities that are

car free and walkable

These communities will contain education and recreation

dwellings and places to purchase things from anywhere in the world

Squares with seating and snacks every few hundred feet

A recovery of public space

and face to face

via Economic recovery beyond sprawl, racism and climate change denial | ShortFormContent at Blogger.

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I care less about global warming than what oil and the car do regardless

I care less about global warming than what oil and the car do regardless

via Short Form Content at Blogger: I care less about global warming than what oil and the car do regardless.

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pattern language, politics

Is More CO2 Actually Good for Us?

Now I am really confused. Here is a Princeton scientist telling us that the world is actually in a CO2 famine and that pouring more CO2 into the environment is actually good for us. I do not think there is a more committed group of experts than those who claim to know the truth about the environment. The problem is that they are all committed to different truths. What is inconvenient is not THE truth. But the plethora of truths.

OK READ THIS AND WATCH THE VIDEO AND SEE WHAT TRUTH YOU COME UP WITH

On second thought, skip the video unless you really love snakes.

Salient passage:

“Many people don’t realize that over geological time, we’re really in a CO2 famine now. Almost never has CO2 levels been as low as it has been in the Holocene [geologic epoch] – 280 [parts per million – ppm] – that’s unheard of. Most of the time [CO2 levels] have been at least 1000 [ppm] and it’s been quite higher than that. … Earth was just fine in those times. The oceans were fine, plants grew, animals grew fine. So it’s baffling to me that we’re so frightened of getting nowhere close to where we started. …”

Yes, this intelligence came from wingnuts, but hey, Princeton.

Turns out Gore fired Dr. Happer in 1993 for his views. MORE HERE

AND FOR SERIOUS DIGGERS — TESTIMONY AND MORE LINKS

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