Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G
sinetimore

Park And Ride

It sounds like a conclusion that only the politically funded think tanks covered by Faux News could come up with.  But a researched in California has come up with the hypothesis that parks are actually bad for the environment.  At least, parks in dry-air climates.

Amy Townsend-Small measured how much pollution is created by the equipment that maintains the park and found that it produces ten times as much CO2 as the grass absorbs (the gas engines on leaf blowers and lawn mowers aren't regulated for emissions.  From a green standpoint, you'll make less of a mess if you burn a tire).  Even running the sprinkles is a huge carbon footprint.

When political correctness collides with hard math....
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