Think globally, act foolishly

Seattle may ban beach bonfires because they cause global warming.  (Via the Corner.)

This is so stupid.  A few bonfires on Alki beach aren’t going to make a whit of difference to the CO2 content of the atmosphere.  Fireplaces alone dwarf those few bonfires and no one would suggest that fireplaces are a significant CO2 contributor.  This sort of thing is just to send a message and make themselves feel good, at the expense of everyone’s fun.  It won’t even work, because people will just move their bonfires elsewhere, or hold them illegally.

Also, shouldn’t this sort of thing be done by an elected body, if it’s done at all?

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