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  •  I still think we will need to reduce car usage (8+ / 0-)

    Cars take huge amounts of energy to build, asphalt covers too much land and people get fat and disease ridden because of our car culture.

    It's not sustainable and its not healthy. We need systemic change that reduces the need for cars.

    And thanks for the uplifting diary. Well done.

    look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening. "It's the planet, stupid."

    by FishOutofWater on Sun Apr 24, 2011 at 07:54:39 AM PDT

    •  unfortunately, funding for mass transit and (4+ / 0-)
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      and infrastructure are being bitterly opposed by RepubliCorps.  Christie is just one example.

      can't reduce car usage without building up trains and addressing urban sprawl.

      sustainable community models would help, I think?

      always appreciate your insights, FOW

      If one of us is denied civil rights, all of us are denied civil rights.

      by SeaTurtle on Sun Apr 24, 2011 at 08:21:16 AM PDT

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    •  Yet I think the best piece of information (1+ / 0-)
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      I got out of this diary and the comments is that it sounds like existing cars could be converted to hydrogen fuel cell technology.

      SOOO much better than having to junk a gazillion humongous hunks of metal in order to replace them with another gazillion humongous hunks of metal!

      Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth - Abraham Lincoln

      by Gustogirl on Sun Apr 24, 2011 at 08:36:59 AM PDT

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    •  Already being done (4+ / 0-)
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      There's nothing like a hike in gasoline prices to reduce driving rates. The price of gas has been steadily climbing for a decade now, and will continue to do so as the demand from fast-developing nations explodes and the supply shrinks.

      Don't worry, the conservatives will be screaming about liberal conspiracies to stifle innovation in transportation soon enough.

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