[FoRK] Please, don't move them to Texas
Stephen D. Williams
Thu Jan 5 13:45:30 PST 2006
In Texas as in most states, people are pretty sparsely housed. Try
Manhattan density on a Texas scale and see how that fares. If you have
bedrock, you can do Manhattan / Chicago buildings. It would even be
cooler at higher altitudes. All you need are hovercars.
Russell Turpin wrote:
> Kevin Elliott <k-elliott at wiu.edu>:
>> Every person on earth could fit in a massive suburb the size of Texas...
> It's time to call bullshit on this oft-repeated factoid.
> The city of Houston has a population of 2,012,626
> in an area of 1,558 km^2. The state of Texas has
> a total area of 696,241 km^2.
> If you do the math, it would take a mere 900 million
> people -- not even the population of China -- to
> expand the city of Houston to the borders of the
> entire state.
> And that really would be hell on earth. Sometimes,
> it seems inevitable.
> Now me? I have proposal to save the gulf
> coast. Let's ban air conditioning within ten miles
> of the shore. You can have Houston. Let's save
> Kemah and Galveston and Palacios. ;-)
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