Last night, I sat and watched one of the regional state-run networks....HR (the Hessen Network). The show in question? "All Knowledge" at 9PM.
They were doing one of their global warming segments, which I usually find entertaining and always worth a laugh.
So, they put the concept of a normal German couple up....wanting their own house in the "burbs", how much property this one-family house would require, and then the carbon values of them having this one singular house.
Yeah, it was all a bad thing.
So, they wanted you to know....if you'd just give up on this idea of living in the "burbs"....you could live in the city instead. In the city.....you'd adjust your life to living in a common regular apartment building with twenty other families. You'd save the world in terms of carbon usage.
In this idealistic lifestyle....the apartment building would have ample space around it with personalized gardens, public transportation, and carbon usage would never be a problem.
The reality of this is that you end up living in a building where you have to cooperate with the others....meaning you give up some of your independence and force yourself to accommodate people that aren't agreeable with you.
The noise factor? Well....they pretty much skipped over the big problem of all apartment buildings built today....with potential noise going on twenty-four hours a day.
The garden? Frankly, you won't find hardly any apartment building built with this luxury. If you do find it....it was a special project for the mayor or city council...just to prove a point.
The problem with these German documentary-style programs run on state-run TV.....is that they want to tell one certain story, in a very slanted way. They act as though the public is naive and would not question the intent of the slanted story. All of this....under the disguise of science, or perceived global warming.