ban coal and implement locally appropriate distributed grid from renewable power
Let's work on banning use of coal and fossil fuels for power and work on implementing a distributed grid for power generation. This servesmany positive outcomes. For example, it opens the field to competition. Additionally, once the resources are spent in creating devices which collect power and then distribute that power, no more precious resources need be used. This helps reduce the greenhouse gas burden on our planet in many ways. Finally, a distributed power grid, as opposed to a centrally managed power grid like we have now, is significantly less open to sabotage on a large scale and is subject to smaller demands, so may be, in fact, more responsive to specific community needs.
I will be back to writ more on this later.
New research links urban planning and political polarization.
- Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
- Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
- People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
Science and the squishiness of the human mind. The joys of wearing whatever the hell you want, and so much more.
- Why can't we have a human-sized cat tree?
- What would happen if you got a spoonful of a neutron star?
- Why do we insist on dividing our wonderfully complex selves into boring little boxes
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