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Climate Change, Greener Manufactured Housing Investing, and Truth Telling

April 26th, 2019 Comments off

 

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Remember the Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy theory? Do you know who benefited from that narrative? Then you should enjoy the Climate Change storytellers, which used to be called global warming, until too many record cold days forced a change in terminology. Let’s look at three revealing maps that help clear up the controversial topic, by using good old-fashioned facts, reasoning, and science.

 

 

Because either way, properly positioned, manufactured housing professionals and investors can benefit.

 

Let’s use a simple, but highly visual example of the reality of climate change. Because as the video by an atmospheric expert, posted further below, makes this much clear. The climate does change, hour-by-hour, day-by-day, season-by-season, and year-by-year. That said, there is more to it than those bullets.

There are those who say that parts of coastal regions in America may go underwater. Given enough time, they are right, say geologists.

Look at this map of Florida, from 120,000 years ago. That was ages before factories, cars, greenhouse gas emissions, or man-made pollution.

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Then look at Florida 18,000 years ago, per that same source. Once more, 18,000 years ago, there were no man-made pollution from factories, cars, jets, or any of the greenhouse gas produced by humanity that climate change crooners talk about.  The peninsula that is known today as Florida went from much smaller than it currently is, to significantly larger than it currently is.

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Finally, look at Florida today.

 

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What you see is a simple reminder that the climate and our world ae always changing. The dinosaurs and woolly mammoths are no more, perhaps in part due to climate change that predates the civilizations of recorded human history.

The earth, we know from recorded history, goes through cycles. Those cycles predate the modern conveniences that climate change advocates say they want to do away with in order to save the planet from human destruction “in twelve years,” as proponents like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) and others claim.

 

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This animation graphically illustrates, based upon geological evidence, the significant swings in the size of what today is known as Florida. Those shifts in the sea level took place thousands of years before factories, cars, planes, or other green house gas producers.

 

This writer went to medical school, which is a field of science. This writer graduated “cum laude” – with honors – studying medicine in a third-language.

Science and medicine today are clearly influenced by money and political considerations. Want a grant for climate change? There are places that researchers can get that, but where is the money for common sense in saying that climate change is a natural phenomenon that the United States alone could never change by itself for the better?

 

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While the trends are for coal fired electric generating plants being opened are slowing in India and China, they have been opening coal-fire plants rapidly for years. That’s been true, even as the United States shifted toward “greener” – and more expensive – methods.  The point is that the U.S. is already cleaner than other nations, and has been taking steps, regardless of the climate controversy.

It takes a degree in courage to speak truth against a system pushing a narrative for their own agenda. Is there air pollution in California? You bet. Just go to Los Angeles (L.A.) and see it, if you don’t live nearby. Are there common-sense things to do for cleaner air and cleaner water? You bet. They should be embraced.

That can be good for manufactured housing, either way. See the related reports, linked below the byline, offers, and disclaimers further below.

 

Think About Those Climate Politicos…

But the Green New Deal is riddled with fallacies and hypocrisy. Some of those who promote it are flying private jets instead of going commercial or taking a horse and buggy across country.

 

When a political candidate or someone in public office is crying for a Green New Deal, it’s a hypocritical deception. They may be clueless, or they might be in on the tax raising, opportunity destroying, monopoly-creating game. Because over time, it will only be the huge firms that will survive if the climate change types get their way.

The power to tax, the power to regulate, is the power to destroy.

Richard Lindzen, an MIT atmospheric physicist and one of the world’s leading climatologists, and he’s featured on the video below.

 

 

 

Dr. Patrick Michaels, director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute, provides insight into the debate over climate change and the political games played to create policy,” per Life, Liberty and Levin’s YouTube page.

 

 

Consider the videos posted on this page. They are interviews with climate experts, who dispute aspects of the dominant climate change narratives, based upon scientific evidence.  Or just look at the maps of Florida.  But either way, be skeptical and trust in common sense.

 

Summary

The climate was changing before the dawn of human history. If humanity destroys itself though war or plague, there will be climate change after mankind.

But the common narrative is mildly akin to the Russia collusion hoax. Special Counsel Robert Mullens team said they found no evidence that anyone in the U.S. colluded with Russia. Other Congressional investigators came to the same conclusion. Those who say otherwise are deceived themselves or are doing the deception.

Every deception has a goal.

One common goal of deception is to separate you from your God-given rights and your money.

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Climate Change, Energy, Riots, and Manufactured Housing in Green Era

November 28th, 2018 Comments off

 

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Collage on left are stills from the video below, text graphics on right by MHProNews.

If you don’t like the weather in Oklahoma,
wait a minute and it’ll change
.”

– Will Rogers (1879-1035)

 

There have been story lines in entertainment and news medias since at least the early 1990s about climate change or “global warming.” That the climate changes is a matter of fact. Temperatures in most places tend to rise after dawn, and tend to cool after sunset. It has been so for thousands of years before industrialization.  The earth has for ages gone through periods of warming and cooling.

Some prudent questions therefor ought to include:

  • how much of climate change is natural,
  • how much of it is caused by human activity, and
  • how much of that human activity is harmful?
  • How does this topic impact manufactured homes and other forms of factory-built housing, in this ‘green’ era?

 

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Manufactured Housing in the Green Era

By way of disclosure, on the marketing side of our operations, we have pointed to the greener side of manufactured housing for all of the 2000s and into the 2010s.

Manufactured housing is greener in almost every sense than conventional construction.  Kevin Clayton of Clayton Homes is correct about the relatively low amount of wasted material that any factory-builder achieves, roughly two drums per housing unit. Lindsey Bostick at Sunshine Homes has touted LED lights and other green, energy-saving features in her own manufactured home with understandable pride and enthusiasm.

It is one of those points where independent or larger producers of manufactured homes or modular housing can agree upon.

In a state like California, energy-savings is mandated for builders. Steve Lefler is among those who has been promoting green modular, manufactured, and ‘tiny’ housing in his state for factory-builders, and their own company.  DOE Energy standards for HUD Code manufactured homes has been a hot topic for years.

Green is in.

But none of those factoids answers the question, how much of climate change is caused by human activity? Or how much harm is caused by so-called greenhouse gas or other emissions? What are the practical alternatives?

A popular radio talk show personality on 1430 AM joked some years back about coal-powered cars and trucks. Coal? Yes, because electric cars use electricity. At that time, roughly half of the electric capacity in the U.S. was generated from coal-fired electric plants.  By 2015, that share of coal-fired electric plants was down to about 30 percent, per the Washington Post.

 

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Windmills have become more popular as a form of energy production. But ecologically serious people recognize that those wind powered turbines kill birds. That has consequences in nature too.  Solar power is not without its own environmental risks, nor is it as easy or as cost effective to use in various climates as others power sources can be.

In France, there have been riots for days as a result of the French President Emmanuel Macron government’s efforts to impose higher fuel taxes. Gas in France is already about $7.06 dollars a gallon, much of which are taxes.  Fuel will go higher under Macron’s ‘anti-climate change’ plan. Compare their cost in France for gas to about $2.70 average per gallon here in the U.S.

 

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Would Americans riot too if gas prices suddenly shot up to over $7 a gallon?

 

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Nuclear energy is a potential option that isn’t as discussed or used as it was prior to Chernobyl, Three Mile Island or the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011.  But nuclear power is still a part of the U.S. and other nations’ energy mix.

It is natural gas here in the U.S. that to a significant degree surged to take up the slack of declining coal use. See the infographics for details.

People might enjoy roughing it on a camping trip for a few days. But millions of Americans camp in RVs. They use fuel or electricity almost the entire trip on such an outing.  The point is that not many want to go back to the pre-industrial or pre-electric energy era.  No one makes the news demanding a return to reading by candlelight.

To put this into a more industry-specific context, no factory works without energy.

So, energy costs are a built-in reality for HUD Code manufactured home or modular housing production. Energy costs are also part of site-building costs and are likewise a factor in for cost in producing 3D printed housing too.

Rephrased, higher fuel costs could dampen the sale of all housing, including manufactured housing.

 

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With The Above Backdrop

So, there are a string of facts, such as those noted above, that must be recognized before getting into the debate over climate and energy.

It should also be noted that while this issue of climate has become a political football, kicked or tossed around by the major parties, that neither major party wants dirty air or dirty water.

When one major party, for example, demonizes their opponents inaccurately portraying falsehoods about energy or climate, that is unjustified.   Such stratagems as “smear and fear” perhaps reveals more about those who employ underhanded tactics than it does about those whom they wrongfully target.

The word “conservative” has become negative to those on the political left. Why? Isn’t the essence of green about the conservation of the planet and protecting natural resources?

Let’s note that low-cost energy is an economic driver for business, including manufactured housing. Lower energy costs also translates into more purchasing power, especially for those with a limited income.

With those thoughts, we now introduce the Praeger University video below on Climate Change, What Do Scientists Say?

 

 

The video rapidly explores the scientific, political and other factors in the climate change discussion, as presented by an atmospheric physicist.

 

 

While the nation isn’t all like Oklahoma, the whit and wisdom of Will Rogers has been adapted to other parts of the U.S. on this topic of climate.  Don’t like the weather? Wait five minutes, quip some, and it will change. That’s “News through the lens of manufactured homes, and factory-built housing” © where “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

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What Michigan State Climate, Tornado and ‘Mobile Home” Researchers Missed, and Admitted

June 13th, 2017 Comments off
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Those are site built houses in Moore, OK after their disastrous and deadly tornado in 2013. Credit, NPR.

Though mobile homes offer a relatively inexpensive but comfortable housing alternative, it appears that this trend has made the United States more vulnerable to tornadoes over time,” claims Climate Change, Tornadoes And Mobile Homes: A Dangerous Mix.

Mark Skidmore and his colleagues crafted the Michigan State University study, which said, “The two biggest factors related to tornado fatalities were housing quality (measured by mobile homes as a proportion of housing units) and income levelGiven this trend and our findings, it is critical that federal, state and local policymakers consider alternatives to reduce vulnerability for those living in this type of housing arrangement.”

The problem, however, is that Skidmore and his colleagues failed to ask – or discover – that the solution was found over 40 years ago.

Publisher L. A. “Tony” Kovach has completed an critical analysis on the study, and has done so in the light of on-the-record replies that Skidmore, with his study colleagues copied, provided exclusively to MHProNews.

Those candid yet surprising replies are now the hinges of the MHProNews analysis, which undermined or gutted every major claim in their provocative headline.

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EPA Grants to include HUD and MOD

February 14th, 2013 Comments off

MountainExpress informs MHProNews the U. S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is urging communities to apply for EPA’s Smart Growth Implementation Assistance (SGIA) program that will explore innovative strategies in four categories to develop healthier and more sustainable places to live, work and play. The goal is to develop solutions to meet local challenges. One of the categories eligible for funding deals with helping manufactured and modular housing communities that are experiencing sudden growth develop mixed uses regarding community spaces, water and energy efficiency, and how best to utilize existing infrastructure and streets. In the past the SGIA has dealt with stormwater management, code revision, affordable housing, transportation development, corridor planning, green technology, and climate change. Local, regional, tribal, and state governments and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply.

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