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Comment 28 by Zeuglodon

In biblical times, people lived together in small rooms, with the animals in the "stable" "down-stairs" also generating heat!

The air was warm, but somewhat "ripe"! Communal living generates heat, but good insulation, thermal regulation and ventilation should do the job without intense crowding. It depends a bit on the local climate and building design.

There are numerous designs of energy efficient housing illustrated on this link!

There are in any case huge quantities of available solar and tidal power in selected localities with the appropriate local climates. These can be managed to give 24 hour electrical generation, but they are not where the present concentrations of population are presently found.

The problem is short-termism seeking luxury life-styles (or even basic subsistence), by simply ignoring the risks or natural disasters, and refusing to look to, or invest in, the future.

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 17:02:37 UTC | #921126