from The American Spectator:
Los Angeles Wastes Taxpayer Money Painting Streets to Fight Climate Change
Yes, painting streets.
Having just recently extricated myself from the City of Angels after twenty-two years there, I can recite a litany of taxpayer abuses almost reflexively. Big American cities that have been run by liberals for decades never have a second thought about burdening their citizens, often for the most insane, feel-good, liberal reasons.
Very few things scream “nonsensical waste of time and money” like whichever boondoggle Climate Church orthodoxy is forcing upon the public at any given time.
Now that my perfect weather-induced Stockholm Syndrome has worn off, I realize what an annoying presence the feel-good garbage had in my life. The first time I went to a grocery store here in Tucson and was able to put my items in a plastic bag I almost went back to buy a bottle of whiskey so I could toast the blessed event right there in the store.
The latest in a long line of climate change silliness from California liberals comes from my former city, where they are now under the impression that street coating can change the weather.
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.
The LA Street Services began rolling out the project last May, which preliminary testing shows has reduced the temperature of roadways by up to 10 degrees. The project involves applying a light gray coating of the product CoolSeal, made by the company GuardTop.
Sounds really cool (pun most definitely intended) if you are the sort of person who believes that covering up some of the streets in a gargantuan urban sprawl area that covers over 33,000 square miles and is home to over 18 million people will do any good.