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PDenton Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 06:44 AM
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116. California looks great, but I don't think it is sustainable
Edited on Thu Sep-27-07 06:44 AM by PDenton
Being into motorcycling, there is this guy on Youtube, SFNinja, who does helmet-cams of rides around California. He lives in San Francisco and takes trips out into the mountains, also sometimes down towards LA. There is alot of scenic stuff to see.

OTOH, I don't think the kind of growth California is expecting is environmentally sustainable. California still has a fast growing population is going to pose severe challenges to that area. All that natural beeauty is going to go bye-bye if somebody doesn't put a stop to the population growth, or at least channel it into a more sustainable manner. One that isn't as water and car dependent.

Florida is undergoing something similar, though our population is lower. I'm actually glad there is a housing crunch here, because I've seen alot of the scenic beauty in Orlando go down the toilet too, in favor of yet more condominiums, apartments, and check-cashing strip malls. Most of the growth that has happened has attracted lower-income people and not brought good jobs- in fact some good jobs have actually left Orlando (the naval training center or defense finance accounting service, for instance). Crime has gone up as well. The amount of large roads that get built that turn into parking lots overnight is also growing, just like in California.
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