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Distributed Effects of Climate Policy: A Machine Learning Approach


Senior Bread Price Fixing Engineer: Average carbon emissions per household. The contrast between the NYC/NJ urban core and the suburbs is incredible.

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Senior Bread Price Fixing Engineer: All land use and transportation policy should be supportive of at least one of these two goals: 1. Allowing as many people as possible to live in the green areas 2. Turning the orange / red areas just outside the current green area to green, a.k.a. expanding the urban core

6 replies, 481 likes

Open New York: Gentle Monday reminder that housing policy is climate policy 🙂

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AlwaysBePrimarying🌹: Suburbs are destroying us.

7 replies, 150 likes

Mark Hogan: Yet more evidence that tall buildings are what is killing the planet

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Jonah Rexer: Sprawl and NIMBYism is killing the planet

3 replies, 104 likes

Jake Schmidt 🥑🚲: Remember, if you support a Green New Deal, and also fight against density increases in New York City, you are wrong!

2 replies, 101 likes

Jason Rabinowitz: The single largest contributor to household carbon footprint, as listed by this model, is private transport at 26%. Public transportation is so damn important and we can't let it go into a death spiral because of COVID.

3 replies, 86 likes

Sara Lind: Density is good for the planet. Pass it on.

1 replies, 76 likes

Tri-State Transportation Campaign: Transit keeps the air clean! #SaveTransit

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Matt Casey: Any time someone says they'd rather live in the denser, more transit-rich area but can't afford it, it's a failure of climate policy.

1 replies, 23 likes

Jehiah: Yes, allowing more people to live in even the outer reaches of the boroughs is still a huge win for climate change. Upzone the whole city by 1 floor.

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Matt Frommer: Colorado GHGs / household. Green = low, 25-40 MT CO2 Red = high, 60-80 MT CO2 Suburbs have higher transportation & home energy consumption (see if you can spot the donuts) Not to villainize the 'burbs, but we need better housing policies to incentivize climate-friendly living!

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NYC Libertarian 🦔🗽 Vote Jo Jorgensen 2020 👩‍🎤: Density saves the environment. If you care about the environment, you should care about legalizing new, denser construction in the city.

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Nico Wright: The midwest is a carbon criminal syndicate.

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woolie: I wonder which of these regions should work hardest to accommodate population growth and in-migration from other regions. Any ideas?

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A Better Cambridge: The easiest way to reduce your emissions by 50-75%

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Tony Borelli: Cities are a near-total environmental catastrophe for the relatively small pieces of land they occupy. But once established, they protect open, natural spaces by hosting vast numbers of people efficiently. If you love nature, stop building in it.

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Hackney YIMBY: Your occasional reminder that urban density is good for the planet

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Zoe Samuel: The burbs are killing everyone else.

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Joe Dunman: It turns out that living in a place where you have to drive to get anywhere is worse for the environment than living in a place with multiple alternatives to cars.

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Daniel Foster: Safe to say Billy Joel should probably stop cruising the Miracle Mile.

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Ignominious soup😷: I’m not saying the suburbs need to die, but I’m not NOT saying the suburbs need to die.🤔 Thread.👇

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Jay Martin: And yet the Council is plowing ahead with changes to LL97 that will force housing providers who have 80+ year old buildings and no ability to recoup improvement costs to spent millions. There are smarter/better ways to reduce emissions without destroying housing.

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🌽🍞SurplusCornbread🌽🍞: This is the source:

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Vic Vaiana: In case you didn't know, the north shore of Long Island has more wealth than the south shore. Looks like they have a bigger carbon footprint too!

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David Schaengold: If you want to minimize your personal carbon footprint, worry less about lightbulbs and cars and just move to a city.

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Jonathan Marty: Good lord, look at my hometown of Pelham, NY — a red suburban triangle amidst an urban sea of green in the Bronx, Mount Vernon, and downtown New Rochelle. In addition to being culturally insipid, the suburban lifestyle is literally destroying the planet!

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Ari Notis: Ban cars

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Matt da Silva 🧦 🏙🥑: Despite what many suburbanites think, city living is more ecologically sound and we have the numbers to prove it. A proper Green New Deal will help make urban, low-carbon living affordable and accessible to more people.

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JDavey: @cityofhamilton @EnvHamilton do we a have map showing CO2 emissions per household for #hamont?

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Boerum Hill Neighbors: If we're going to defeat climate change, we need to upzone neighborhoods like Gowanus

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James Medlock: @tstaub @ne0liberal .

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