Tuesday, April 10, 2018

      IF  YOU WANT TO FRY AN OMLETTE  ON  THE  SIDEWALK
                           YOU HAVE TO BREAK  SOME EGGS

ANTHONY WATTS, WHO THINKS  GLOBAL  WARMING A MYTH  BASED  ON  SITING THERMOMETERS IN URBAN HEAT ISLANDS  WARMED BY  BLACK ASPHALT  PAVING, 
HAS  BEEN  THROWN  UNDER  THE  BUS  BY  AN IRONY-CHALLENGED AUSTRALIAN COAL INDUSTRY  FLACK 

LA Painting Streets White to Prevent Global Warming

Guest essay by Eric Worrall
Los Angeles is spending $40,000 per mile painting asphalt streets white to try to prevent global warming.
By Travis Fedschun | Fox News
California officials are hoping their latest attempt to stem the rising tides of climate change leads to a more socially conscious — and cooler — summer.
Officials in Los Angeles have been painting streets white to reduce the effect of urban “heat islands” and combat the effects of climate change.
While each coasting could can last up to seven years, they are also pricey, with the estimated cost of $40,000 per mile, the L.A. Daily News reported.

Outsiders might be tempted to suggest that Los Angeles has more pressing problems than the color of their streets, such as soaring rates of homelessnessdrug abusecrime and financial distress for poor people. 
Obviously we outsiders have got it all wrong – the solution to Los Angeles’ horrendous social problems is taxpayer funded truck loads of white paint.

THOSE WITH VERY LONG MEMORIES MAY RECALL  THAT SOLON THE LAWGIVER  DIRECTED  THE ATHENIANS  TO BEAT THE HEAT BY PAINTING THE TOWN WHITE  IN 594 BC

SOLON GOT IT RIGHT : 
THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY CONFIRMED  THE  CITY COOLING  BENEFITS OF RAISING URBAN ALBEDO WITH WHITE  ROOFS  &  PALE PAVING   IN  2010