This is the definition of insanity. Los Angeles is painting streets white because…GLOBAL WARMING. Mark Dice has some great insight into just how unbelievable it is that a city would actually try this. The change in temperature is only 10-15 degrees cooler! What happens when drivers are blinded by white streets while driving? The cost is $40k per mile for a city that can’t even fill pot holes? Only in California!

Los Angeles is painting some of its streets white in an effort to keep the city cool.

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The white seal coat, made by a company called GuardTop, is sprayed on roads by a truck. A team of city workers with squeegees then distribute the seal coat evenly across the surface.

Dark-colored or black asphalt absorbs between 80% and 95% of the sun’s rays, heating up LA’s streets up to 150 degrees F. The light-coated streets, on the other hand, reflect much more of the sun’s rays and are an average of 10 to 15 degrees F cooler than regular asphalt streets.

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While the coatings last for seven years, they are expensive, costing about $40,000 per mile.

But these cooler streets also reflect less heat onto buildings, saving on air-conditioning costs and reducing the effects of climate change.


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