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Twitter Roundup, 21 August 2013

Interesting views opposing the anti-fracking groups re: previous tweet from @TheCommentator. Check the views in the comments. Not convinced.

Hilariously, Green MP Caroline Lucas (arrested earlier) says democracy has failed anti-frackers. Here’s the truth: http://bit.ly/16Zr0Dq 

Germany just shattered its solar record by producing 5.1 terawatt hours of clean energy in July! http://bit.ly/12kJqwY 

UKGBC’s King: SCRAPPING CODE FOR SUSTAINABLE HOMES INEVITABLE..!?!? INSANITY!!! What’s next? http://m.bdonline.co.uk/5059359.article 

Are you hemmed in by a separation wall or security fence? https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/51f7a7c5e4b0472f65d02668 … via @guardianwitness

@inhabitat http://bit.ly/16uSeQh  expensive alcohol perhaps? Or exhaust fumes from luxury jets and vehicles?

New Study Shows Rich People’s Bodies Are Filled With Unique Toxins http://inhabitat.com/new-study-shows-rich-peoples-bodies-are-filled-with-unique-toxins … via @onswipe

@SustainableTall ugh! Point taken re: Zaha’s Miami tower viz – TOTALLY out of context. How could they release these!?! Makes a mockery…

@SustainableTall Re: zaha’s tower, probably a short-and-sharp rendering from a Chinese render farm, with all due respect…

Why do new pictures of Zaha’s Miami tower lack context with the exception of a few palm trees? Via @dezeen http://www.dezeen.com/2013/08/06/one-thousand-museum-by-zaha-hadid-architects-residential-skyscraper-miami/ …

SO WRONG-FIGHT IT! MAKE YOUR OWN DECISIONS! Fox News’ climate change coverage can affects viewers’ skepticism http://huff.to/1eqJgq8 

WOW!! Sun’s Magnetic Field Forecast to Flip by Year End http://ens-newswire.com 

Big nuke company EDF decides renewables are a better bet in the U.S. http://grist.org/news/big-nuke-company-decides-renewables-are-a-better-bet-in-the-u-s/#.UgF3E4V091A.twitter … via @grist

@SustainableTall re: Shard Carbuncle, Heritage NIMBYs and historical anti-futurists will always complain about anything new, and any change.

@SustainableTall re: Shard Carbuncle, in an age of austerity and dwindling resources, it’s ok to question a massive glass skyscraper.

@SustainableTall Nice: Renzo Piano: “I don’t really remember the reason why The Shard is so tall. I don’t really care.” @BDonline

@AlexSteffen pls clarify: why 80m? Sounds extreme – is that an upper limit? What’s the average? And the timescale and temp change for 80m?

Wish: Someone pls make awesome image w 80m higher seas MT@GrantHenninger Easy enough to make: Topo data for Antarctic http://www.add.scar.org 

@SustainableTall @Dezeen remember the days of the £10,000 Hayes Davidson renders?

2012 Broke Climate Records, New Report Says http://shar.es/y7fWt  via @LiveScience

UPDATE: closing old @rkulczak account and merging with @richardkulczak please follow my new account @richardkulczak thank you!

Deviant design: “@designboom: ai weiwei: surveillance camera blocker http://dlvr.it/3mFsc7 

Oxymoron? Brooklyn to build automated underground carpark – under a public park. Lose the cars, no carpark necessary. http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/brooklyn-get-high-tech-automated-underground-parking-garage-park-top.html …

Lee Hallman joins Foster + Partners to head up Interiors Group: http://tinyurl.com/kaye6gd  pic.twitter.com/xPZ8lnAaJc

Urbanism, scary & good : Ten #CityData Facts About Cities http://fw.to/0GcRT8P  check the estimated London deaths from vehicle pollution!

Why Cities Must Allow Us to Love and Leave our Cars http://m.good.is/posts/why-cities-must-allow-us-to-love-and-leave-our-cars …

@BDonline: Sidell Gibson Architects goes bust http://ow.ly/nFtMS ” so sad. And does BDs headline really need to twist the knife?

@BDonline6 Aug 38% of architects have been made redundant since 2008 http://ow.ly/nDpe3 

Film: ARUP’s Jake Hacker presents the fundamental elements of building physics in a charmingly ‘accessible’ way http://ow.ly/nBv0o 

FAVOURITE: How the language of green building has changed; now it’s just weather-proofing. http://www.treehugger.com/resilience/how-language-green-building-has-changed-now-its-just-weather-proofing.html …

Some good info and ideas here: @sustaincities: See ten of the best #urbanism posts http://bit.ly/1bTpis9 

Fancy words for gardens & PARKS? “@sustaincities: Prairie in the Suburbs: Introducing Sustainable Urban Landscapes http://goo.gl/fb/CraSM 

UNBELIEVABLE: ‘Frack Gag’ Bans two Children From Talking About Fracking, Forever http://thkpr.gs/17oNUky 

Bad workplace design means most employees are “struggling to work effectively” http://www.dezeen.com/2013/07/31/bad-workplace-design-means-most-employees-are-struggling-to-work-effectively/ …

An Architect Whose Work Stood Out, Even if She Did Not (@NYT points to male chauvinism as one reason) http://nyti.ms/17ileJO 

This One Tweet Reveals What’s Wrong With American Business | LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130731184447-462880-this-one-tweet-reveals-what-s-wrong-with-american-business-and-the-economy …

The End of the Suburbs http://ti.me/18MkwI0  via @TIMEIdeas

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