[oclug] Parking for Aug Meeting
mhtexcollins at austin.rr.com
Wed Aug 1 15:28:59 EDT 2001
I don't think I was talking of polution, but heat.
Chris Browne wrote:
> Michael Collins noted
>>I would add that they are the greatest producers of global warming.
> I'm sure you would.
> It's not obvious that this is more than a common impression.
> I spent a week in Delhi last year, and got the _impression_ that it
> was spectacularly polluted [apparently it has the dubious distinction
> of being the 4th most smoggy city in the world] due to the hordes of
> "autocars" on the roads.
> It is not at all obvious that this is in fact _true_; the vehicles
> certainly produced pollution, but is certainly _not_ self-evident that
> they produce more pollution than the other industrial activities in
> the city. The only thing I know _for sure_ is that I didn't see many
> factories, because that's not where I went, but _did_ see a lot of
> smoky cars. A few smoky cars in a city of tens of millions of people
> just _isn't_ a valid criteria for evaluation.
> It doesn't say, mind you, that cars aren't doing any polluting, but you
> need to be able to quote quantities with _some_ degree of accuracy in
> order to claim that one thing or another is "the most."
> (concatenate 'string "cbbrowne" "@acm.org")
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