&Humanities

Should we consider depopulating cities to prevent further climate change?

A Conspiracy Theorist Is Talking Shirt $21.68

CRIME Shirt $21.68

A Conspiracy Theorist Is Talking Shirt $21.68

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not exaggerating but I think american style suburbs probably do more harm than cities. At least in theory a city could survive without heavy air polluters, it'd just be very uncomfortable. American suburbs are nearly impossible to decrease this and I'm not even going from the le cars bad angle

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I'm not exaggerating but I think american style suburbs probably do more harm than cities.
      Well your thoughts are wrong, as cities produce 80% of greenhouse emissions

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Are suburbs not counted as part of cities?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ni why do you think they are called suburbs? Usually suburbs do have their own name. They just say "suburb of insert city name" because they know nobody knows "suburb name" but everybody has heard of "big city name"

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Ni why do you think they are called suburbs?
            Because they're a sub-urban section of the city of XYZ?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Suburbanites go to the city to pollute there. Local urbanites don't rely on vehicles to the same degree.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kys /n/igger, return to your containment board. You will never be a man

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nuking the cities eliminates both citygay excess and the need to drive to cities, reducing the carbon footprint of suburbs

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Cities are the reason economies actually work.

        >American suburbs are nearly impossible to decrease this and I'm not even going from the le cars bad angle
        I live in a suburb and there are plenty of services within walking distance to me, shopping centers, public parks et al
        I notice most people who decry suburbs usually don't even live in them anyways, your opinions mean nothing to me

        >I live in a suburb and there are plenty of services within walking distance to me, shopping centers, public parks et al
        and most suburbs outside of Europe are not like that.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >and most suburbs outside of Europe are not like that.
          But I live in the USA, plenty of services are within comfortable walking distance to my house

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's an anecdote anon

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            My experience is not the exception. Most people, including real estate developers, like having services nearby, and most suburban developments do have services nearby. I don't really understand why you insist on talking about something you have no experience with

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I don't really understand why you insist on talking about something you have no experience with
            I do actually. For example one city I worked in had suburbs that had bus lines. The issue is that the city kept reputing the lines and that any winter snow coming in made transit from the suburbs both near and far to have drastically increased transit times.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Thats an even bigger anecdote than my statement anon. Most Americans don't even live in snowy regions. Most suburbs have wallkable access to many different services. You're projecting your shallow world view onto the entire country

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Most Americans don't even live in snowy regions
            Yet when light snow comes in entire city transit structures collapse even if previous snow events have occurred. No city wants to spend money to prepare for shit.

            >hey could easily become agrarian estates.
            A lot of them already are. I live in a suburb thats a 20 minute drive from my cities core and some of my neighbors yards are basically like little farms where they grow tomatos and potatos. You basically get the best of both the countryside and the city

            >some of my neighbors yards are basically like little farms where they grow tomatos and potatos. You basically get the best of both the countryside and the city
            That's not even large scale farming

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Yet when light snow comes in entire city transit structures collapse even if previous snow events have occurred. No city wants to spend money to prepare for shit.
            Well I don't live in a snowy region so I can't say I feel your pain.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's the point. Snow does occasionally fall in non-snowy areas and shit gets fricked.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Snow does occasionally fall in non-snowy areas
            No it doesn't, that's not how that works. Snow will almost certainly never fall over Southern California or Florida for example, and if it does it'll be considered a complete anomoly. Most Americans just don't live in snowy regions

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Most suburbs
            you're going to have to back up that "most" with some data

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Why are you so disingenuous? Most people like having convenience nearby, suburbs or not, its a selling point for real estate developers as much as it is a reason for someone to move into a neighborhood. Nobody would ever want to move to a suburb where the closest grocery store is a 2 hour walk from them, most suburbs aren't like that despite what you might've been told on Reddit

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            People don't move to the suburbs to walk. Not if they understand what they're getting into.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I walk an hour to get to Wal-Mart

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >let me tell you about your neighborhood
            15 minutes max

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            you either:
            1. live in a suburb built before 1950
            2. live in Europe

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >1. live in a suburb built before 1950
            My houise was built in the early 1970s
            >>2. live in Europe
            I live in California
            This really is an impossible concept for you to fathom isn't it? You are not an intelligent person

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Then you are in a statistically improbable situation or a relatively dense suburb near a city.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Then you are in a statistically improbable situation
            My situation is far from exceptional anon, get over it

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Show me data proving that, then.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            okay

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            this has no relation to your neighborhood's walkability

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Clearly walkability isn't as big of an issue in the United States as you think it is anon

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            this doesn't even mention mode of transportation you dingus

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Its not moving the goalpost. You asserted (with no evidence) that you must live in Europe to live in a walkable suburb, which is clearly not the case. You're really bad at this

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            the graph you posted has no relation to the argument you're trying to make. you are an idiot.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >average commute times have no relation to walkability
            Simply admitting you lost the argument would be less embarrasing you know?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >korea
            what the frick

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Countries that love trains like Japan, China and Korea tend to have longer commute times.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Whats statistically improbable is thinking everyone in America lives in a snowy area an hours walk from Walmart

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          We need pol pot

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >American suburbs are nearly impossible to decrease this and I'm not even going from the le cars bad angle
      I live in a suburb and there are plenty of services within walking distance to me, shopping centers, public parks et al
      I notice most people who decry suburbs usually don't even live in them anyways, your opinions mean nothing to me

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm mostly talking about Levittowns which I had the displeasure of living in one growing up. Suburbs in themselves aren't awful, but my God the rows upon rows upon rows of one's which I was stuck growing up in made every trip I had to take 10 times worse than it needed to be. The nearest non-house wasn't even a grocer (I'm not saying what it was because it's a regional niche)

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Levittown
          I will admit I have no experience with these types of developments, but most American suburbs are in fact not like those. You usually find Levittowns in places like the Southwest. Completely different from most suburbs you'll find in places like California or the east coast.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      American suburbs are more like pre-civilization farming communities in practice save for economically, they could easily become agrarian estates.
      However cities must be destroyed.

      You are just mad because suburbs are White and cities are not.
      Seethe. White people are the only race which not only does the least damage but actually attempts to reverse damage.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >You are just mad because suburbs are White and cities are not.
        Wrong again. Population movement has reversed in the past decade(s). Now suburbs have notably more minorities and city centers have become more diverse with the influx of Whites and minorities moving back into the core.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >hey could easily become agrarian estates.
        A lot of them already are. I live in a suburb thats a 20 minute drive from my cities core and some of my neighbors yards are basically like little farms where they grow tomatos and potatos. You basically get the best of both the countryside and the city

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      he's right and they hate it

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Who produces more waste, 30,000 people or 5 million? It's simple math

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >green imperialism thread
    sage

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >higher temperatures
    >higher UV radiation
    >higher CO2 concentration
    are we to expect some violently lush plant species to evolve into this niche any soon?

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Climate change is the eschatology of the atheist religion and they practice human sacrifice to avert it

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kill citoids. If per capita stats don't matter when nogs are involved they don't matter when it comes to climate either

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, but you should consider stopping to breathe.
    It would help to prevent further anthropocenic climate change.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *