Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Bye bye, 'burbs

Sunday's NYTimes, in the Style section yet, had a piece on the untenability of suburbs. I'm sure millions of people read it, nodded sagely, and said to themselves, "Yeah, I can see this can't last." Not one in ten really believes that. Somehow, from somewhere, something will be invented that will allow them to continue to live as they have.
But the problem with suburbs, many environmentalists say, is not an issue of light bulbs. In the end, the very things that make suburban life attractive — the lush lawns, spacious houses and three-car garages — also disproportionally contribute to global warming. Suburban life, these environmentalists argue, is simply not sustainable.

Read it all here. Remember: there's less oil today than there was yesterday.

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