Officials in Los Angeles are painting streets white to reduce the effect of urban “heat islands.” (LA Street Services)
If you happen to be cruising around in Commiefornia and you see streets painted white here’s the reason.
The liberals in the (basically bankrupt) state of California are painting some streets white because white streets are cooler than black streets.
THAT’S SO RACIST! Just kidding.
Actually California officials are hoping their latest attempt to stem the rising tides of climate change leads to a more socially conscious — and cooler — summer, Fox News reports.
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 white coating of the product CoolSeal, made by the company GuardTop.
“CoolSeal is applied like conventional sealcoats to asphalt surfaces to protect and maintain the quality and longevity of the surface,” according to the company website. “While most cool pavements on the market are polymer based, CoolSeal is a water-based, asphalt emulsion.”
Each coating of CoolSeal is estimated to cost $40,000 a mile, city officials told the LA Daily News. (LA Street Services)
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.
That’s a hell of a lot of money.
By reducing the temperature of the city streets, officials say it can help reduce temperatures in the neighborhoods where the sealant is applied.
With its numerous streets and freeways, Los Angeles suffers from the “heat island” effect, which causes urban regions to become warmer than their rural surroundings, forming an “island” of higher temperatures.
“Heat islands occur on the surface and in the atmosphere,” according to the Environmental Protection Agency. “On a hot, sunny summer day, the sun can heat dry, exposed urban surfaces, such as roofs and pavement, to temperatures 50–90°F hotter than the air, while shaded or moist surfaces—often in more rural surroundings—remain close to air temperatures.”
Ok, this is ridiculous. There’s thousands of miles of streets in Los Angeles alone. They’ll NEVER get this done. It’s literally impossible.
These streets are going to look like hell in a month or two.
Anyways, now you know what white streets are all about.
What a mess.