In California, the rising homelessness and collapse of the middle class, flanked by massive amounts of swelling poverty and crime, could never get in the way of an unreasonable climate change agenda. That’s what makes California, California.
Residents in some neighborhoods of Los Angeles have awakened to street workers slathering chemical tar all over their streets, and it is all in the name of lowering the temperature as a way to reduce the effects of “climate change.”
The slathering anti-climate change project actually began last May. Preliminary testing, according to Fox News, has shown that chemical slathered streets are 10 degrees less hot than evil pavement based streets. California calls these hot streets “heat islands” and they are set on defeating it at any cost (try $40,000 per mile). Let’s talk more on cost a little later, for now, allow me to dive into what they are coating these streets with.
GuardTop, the maker of CoolSeal, is making a fortune being the supplier of these “heat island” defeaters. But what is CoolSeal exactly?
“CoolSeal is applied like conventional sealcoats to asphalt surfaces to protect and maintain the quality and longevity of the surface,” per GuardTop.
As fortune would have it, CoolSeal is an approved EPA product. They also claim to do things such as reduce street lights and are apparently made from recycled products.
So again, what is CoolSeal (since no one seems to be asking)? Apparently, it is some sort of vague mineral aggregates, base stocks, and special additives.
Why am I asking? Well, a few thoughts come to mine here. For one, the ingredient list being so vague leaves me wondering how eco-friendly such a product truly is. Moreover, what are people breathing in as this chemical asphalt is layed just outside their doors? And what are they breathing after this new wave, heat fighting asphalt cooks in the sun (I know, it is anti-sun, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t warm up over time).
But maybe what’s most imperative here is that somehow, a bankrupt, poverty and crime-ridden state, is dumping asphalt on its streets to the tune of $40,000 per mile. If this doesn’t sound like the king and his staff eating the spoils robbed from the middle class, right in front of them, I’m not sure what does. Californians are taxed to death and many of them are poor and living in their cars. Yet the crown has decided to pay off millions to a single company that’s usefulness to society is “lowering temperature.”
Of all the things the state could do with taxpayer money, for example, increasing efforts to reduce vast and swelling tent cities, it chooses to fight the sun with vague chemicals? I’m pretty sure that the science isn’t adding up here, but I’m definitely sure the ethical aspects of this venture are a sad squandering of the village’s earnings.
Author: Jim Satney
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