Global Warming Follies


Gotta do something about those people having fun on the beach.

Posted in Follies by tjgavin on June 15, 2008

…Seattle Parks and Recreation might do what even this week’s chilly weather couldn’t — douse the long tradition of beach bonfires at Alki and at Golden Gardens.

Park department staff is recommending reducing bonfires at the two beaches this summer and possibly banning them altogether next year.

The park board will hear the recommendation Thursday, and the city plans to run public-service announcements and hand out brochures later this month about the effects of bonfires on global warming.

According to a memo to the park board from the staff released Thursday, “The overall policy question for the Board is whether it is good policy for Seattle Parks to continue public beach fires when the carbon … emissions produced by thousands of beach fires per year contributes to global warming.”

Is this rich? How much CO2 do you think these fires contribute compared to… let’s say… a forest fire? These people have way to much time on their hands and way too much ideology in their heads.

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