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by chenda
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 199
Views: 5360

Re: Food and climate change

Having said that, and getting back on the food topic, I do still think a viable ERE model for me might be to own such a rowhome that is already split into multiple units and still has a backyard. My tenants above me pay most of the mortgage, while I live in the bottom unit with my backyard access. ...
by chenda
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 250
Views: 12723

Re: COVID topic vol 2

. IOW, proof of actually having antibodies, the goal of the vaccines, won't be enough. Rather you will have to prove taking a vaccine that may effectively create antibodies instead. Because, "science". Maybe but I can't help thinking its administratively a lot easier to do it that way. No...
by chenda
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 199
Views: 5360

Re: Food and climate change

hah! i love that whole region and used to go there on roadtrips. burlington is nice! i could probably have lived there in another life. lovely little town, very laid back and pedestrian and bike friendly and still lively and connected. as for that village you describe, yes--pretty much everything f...
by chenda
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 199
Views: 5360

Re: Food and climate change

Very interesting to hear your thoughts @alphaville. Years ago I lived for a few months in a town called Belfast in Maine (long story) It was an old fishing village which had developed into a more of a touristy place. I couldn't drive because of age insurance problems so I was sort of marooned. The o...
by chenda
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Understanding my water bill?
Replies: 25
Views: 460

Re: Understanding my water bill?

I am guessing the meter units somehow translate to gallons...Yes they do - 132 is the difference which translates to 13200 gallons used...
by chenda
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 199
Views: 5360

Re: Food and climate change

Alphaville wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:06 pm
Anyway, if you missed the first time, it’s here: https://www.afar.com/magazine/how-heirl ... exico-city
Interesting, thanks.
by chenda
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 199
Views: 5360

Re: Food and climate change

Back in the 1980s in Hampshire we had a lot of farm shops selling local produce, and people used them. The rise of the big supermarkets in the 90s seemed to have killed a lot of them off, but they have started to revive somewhat in recent years, often via home delivery. Covid seems to have increased...
by chenda
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 199
Views: 5360

Re: Food and climate change

i looked! and wow. looks made for cars. if younwanted to get some ice cream... how far did you have to go? You're only 5 - 10 mins walk from shops and all amenities, its a typical 1930s suburb and its pretty easy to avoid needing a car. (Its also a bit meh...but it ticks most of the boxes and centr...
by chenda
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 199
Views: 5360

Re: Food and climate change

tonyedgecombe wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:22 pm
Ireland isn’t part of the UK.
Well the north east corner of it is :D
by chenda
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 199
Views: 5360

Re: Food and climate change

One of the issues with climate change and urbanism is that after WWII the US transitioned to an auto-dependent land use pattern with typical densities around 1/2 or 1/3 acre lots. I recall an American architect noting how as suburban sprawl killed off many a downtown area and street life in the 196...
by chenda
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 199
Views: 5360

Re: Food and climate change

@alphaville - If you go to Google street view and have a look at New Malden in south west London, it'll give you an idea of a typical suburb in a major British city. Have a look at say Amberwood Rise (I used to live there : ) and it'll give you an idea of the typical density - modern developments ar...
by chenda
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 199
Views: 5360

Re: Food and climate change

OTOH I can’t imagine that all of humanity can be happy living in Asian-style megalopolis and visiting some Disneyworldized nature once in a year, which is, if we are to believe futurists and other media commentators, what is coming and what we should aspire to. Makes me shudder. Agreed though I exp...
by chenda
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 199
Views: 5360

Re: Food and climate change

Cities exist for good reasons, we need to make them work optimally rather than regarding them as problems, as sometimes happens. Though it may be we see a shift towards small to medium size cities in post-industrial economies, which may bring most of the benefits of urban living and fewer of the cos...
by chenda
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 199
Views: 5360

Re: Food and climate change

funeral home You're really planning ahead there Jacob :lol: In Warsaw I recall not far from the city centre it was not uncommon for householders to have lots of informal allotments and small scale agricultural. The landscape is pleasingly messy and informal. This was/is quite common in less prosper...
by chenda
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 199
Views: 5360

Re: Food and climate change

We need more allotments. Maybe that's an ERE business idea for someone. We've been looking at moving within the UK and one of my key criteria is shops/cafes/library/doctors/dentist/transport/etc are all within a mile of home (so no need for a car). From what I can see (in the UK) this excludes havin...
by chenda
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 199
Views: 5360

Re: Food and climate change

As others have pointed out, small scale animal husbandry like pigs, chickens, rabbits etc is likely crucial to such a future. Unfortunately, modern zoning laws in developed countries forbid such things in even moderate population density areas. You can do it in Britain at least but the prevalence o...
by chenda
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 250
Views: 12723

Re: COVID topic vol 2

Hopefully it will still prove a useful vaccine though once the subsequent tests are completed.
by chenda
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: stand@desk journal
Replies: 25
Views: 6153

Re: stand@desk journal

You might like God - Being, Consciousness, Bliss by David Bentley Hart. It's a polemic against the new atheists, from a somewhat non-dual perspective. Are you in Canada btw ?
by chenda
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 199
Views: 5360

Re: Food and climate change

@chenda. Also, as I noted elsewhere, I have seen sad pictures of tiny Iranian college age kids (smaller than their parents) post-sanctions. That's terrible I didn't know it had got that bad. Similarly though archaeologists can tell the social status of a mediaeval (or earlier) skeleton by the heigh...
by chenda
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 199
Views: 5360

Re: Food and climate change

Well, it is true that protein intake in childhood influences adult height. . Yes I think this explains the height difference between north and south Europe, as the northern diet was traditionally higher in protein than the south. Similarly south koreans are now significantly taller than north korea...