Re: Re: What are you doing personally about the energy crisis?
For most of my life, I have had an interest in, what to me, was simply 'smart' or logical ideas about living and the use of natual resources.
In the last year, my wife and I built (I general contracted) the first Enertia Geo-Solar home in Nebraska. There are less than 100 of these homes in the United States, though they've been produced for thirty years now. www.enertia.com We each drive a hybrid car. Not because we're tree huggers, it's just smart to pollute less and get over 40 miles to a gallon of fuel. We would be driving total electric vehicles if they were readily available. (Not like the debacle GM pulled in California years back)
I find it fascinating that there were actually more electric vehicles in the initial years of automotive pioneering, than petroleum powered and that long ago petro-business concerns were already applying control over auto makers and limiting consumer choice in the land of the free.
I have always found that if one decides to not take "what other people think" seriously, one is much freer to make 'smart' decisions about the majority of things in life. I apply this in business and personal life, and do the same for those who I support to be successful.
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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