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Cape Town Is An Omen
Climate change is going to revolutionize politics in cities across the world.
climatechange  globalwarming  politics  water 
1 hour ago by spaceninja
Six years ago, North Carolina Republicans voted in a law decreeing that the seas weren't rising / Boing Boing
They passed a law restricting the use of research on sea level rise that didn't match what they wanted to hear. Now they have a hurricane coming that they aren't prepared for.
law  globalwarming  via:boingboing 
10 days ago by mcherm
RT : has raised sea level by a foot (~30 cm) in North Carolina, making the coast more vulnerable to storm…
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12 days ago by kcarruthers
A new study says ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft are causing urban traffic woes • Axios
Steve LeVine and Henrietta Reily:
<p>Bruce Schaller, a former New York deputy commissioner of transportation and author of the report, tells Axios that when people use a ride-hailing company, they are opting to do so rather than take public transportation, walk or bike. They generally are not choosing between hailing and driving themselves.

U.S. ridership is surging, he said — up 37% last year, to 2.6bn passengers, from 2016. And hailing added 5.7bn miles of driving a year to the nine cities in the study compared with six years ago — Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington.

Uber and other ride-hailing services may not have exacerbated traffic initially. "But now they are clearly a source of congestion, and to deal with congestion you have to deal with them," he said. Schaller's report aligns with an October study released by UC Davis. It found that, in U.S. cities, 49% to 61% of ride-hailing trips would have not been made at all — or by walking, biking, or public transit.

Regina Clewlow, a transportation research scientist and an author of the UC Davis study, told Axios that no one expected such consumer demand for the rides.

"Cities were blindsided by the dramatic growth of ride-sharing companies," she said. Clewlow urged continued investment in public transportation. "There’s no way that ride hailing could move people around as efficiently as mass transit."

This outcome also repeats history.</p>

That history is: providing more traffic methods increases traffic.
uber  transport  globalwarming 
15 days ago by charlesarthur
Ancient farmers spared us from glaciers but profoundly changed Earth's climate
Human effects on the global environment may have been visible as early as 10,000 years ago (due to deforestation).
science  environment  globalwarming  via:HackerNews 
17 days ago by mcherm
Cool graph on shows all temperature increase predictions that the author was able to find. Looks lik…
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19 days ago by briantrice
Klimawandel, der Vietnam-Krieg von heute -
Mekong Delta und riesige Bauprojekte für Mekong-Staustufen
20 days ago by stephenwinter

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