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Re: [newtech-1] Re: What if they pulled the plug

From: Andy
Sent on: Friday, March 29, 2013 11:56 AM
Every major city used to have HUGE refrigerated warehouses on their outskirts for storing food. That was then. Now, as Dean pointed out, everything's on a lean 3-day cycle. Refrigeration isn't as important as it used to be because foods are sold fresher, sold faster, inventories are kept leaner. That said, sure, plenty of refrigerated rail cars, containers, truck trailers and the occasional refrigerated warehouse are still in play, but not like the old days when a single huge refrigerated warehouse could feed a region for a few weeks or longer.

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On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 10:52 AM, Alexander Goldman <[address removed]> wrote:
More broadly, Civ IV made me think about the importance of Refrigeration. Without it there would be no cities. In the past, live meat was brought to market and slaughtered locally. The cattle street of Manhattan is today known as Broadway.

The invasion of Singapore in WW II shows us the importance of water. Singapore was conquered when the Japanese cut off the water supply. Manhattan would be unlivable within 24 hours if the water supply were cut off -- or poisoned by fracking.

Alexander Goldman
Juris Doctor Candidate 2014
Brooklyn Law School

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