Climate change in Amherst, or the perils of terraforming

Elevated levels of uncombusted natural gas (methane/CH4) would contribute to global climate change, says the EPA.┬áThe extremely unelevated level of natural gas in Amherst is certainly changing the local climate; the business climate, that is. Last year Berkshire Gas announced a moratorium on new connections in Amherst and Hadley, as the Springfield Republican reported. Some […]

Delusionary Zoning

My adopted home town, Amherst, Massachusetts, has the habit of focusing on a pressing and complicated problem and making it just a bit worse. One current example is the proposal to increase the amount of affordable housing in the town by making houses even more expensive to build, an effort that brings to mind a […]