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    Getting re-introduced to the subject

    Hello, I have been absent from the planning community for quite awhile. I received a Masters in Geography-Urban Planning in the mid 70's. Remember the days when we were entering another "Ice Age". Let's dispurse ashes on the poles to absorb heat. We will be out or fossil fuel by the year 2000. I kid you not. I was taught this pablem by quite experienced professors. I am now on the Planning and Zoning Board for a south Florida City. I will be asking the more up to date folks for advice. Thanks

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    Hello, from Dallas, TX!

    Spreading ashes on the poles, huh? Wow.

    Welcome to the fold, and feel free to ask any and all questions you want!
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    Hello from New York!

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    Welcome, Cap'n, from the Florida panhandle.
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    Welcome from a Floridian-now located NC
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    welcome from downeast Maine - where the snowbirds will be leaving you soon to return here!

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    Welcome back from another Masters in Geography-Urban Planning of the same era. We also learned about tectonic plate theory in those days. The impending end of fossil fuels made me switch from Detroit Big Iron to Japanese economy cars too! I can hardly wait for the next generation to realize how little they knew.
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    Welcome from Utah. Hope to see you around the forums.
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    Hello Ofos, I don't want to sound like I am waxing philosophical but it is so comical to think back to what we were taught in our field. Plate tectonics was and is gospel and to think it came about only 40 years ago. The older you get the more you see how what you are taught is more like someone's opinion than actual fact. Our computer cartograhy classes using Fortran and shoe boxes full of index cards. This was fact but what a pain in the ass. I look forward to boring everyone with my reminiscing and asking dumb questions

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