AirlinePilot wrote:One gets a really special perspective on all this "inelasticity" when you fly over all these suburban hells. When you see a place like Los Angeles, or the greater Atlanta area, you just step back and shake your head. After becoming peak oil aware this has really struck me as a nightmare when I see the sprawl on such huge scales. One of the places which really sticks out is flying up and down the Northeast Corridor. Taking off from Boston headed for Atlanta the sea of suburbia doesn't end until you get south of the Washington DC area and into the eastern foothills of Appalachia. At night it really jumps out at you with what seems to be a continuos carpet of bright light. Those traffic jams in Atlanta are particularly noticeable as ribbons of white and red as you see the stopped streams of thousands of idling, crawling cars, most with single drivers in them
We got a LOT of work to do and little time left to do it.
Thanks for taking the time to post. Appreciate your perspective, literally.
First hand experience.
Just looking at satellite imagery and growth maps it looks bad. So it's
disheartening, though not surprising, for you to confirm how bad these
regions look from the air.