With apologies to David Letterman’s “Stupid Human Tricks”…it’s like a manifest of David Parkers “cool parks” reverse UHI urban myth. Maybe it had something to do with this ongoing threat from the European Union:
This gem from Spain — Madrid’s mayor proclaimed massive air pollution reductions except, ah,
“The state prosecutor’s office found that in 2009 the Madrid municipality had quietly moved nearly half its pollution sensors from traffic-clogged streets in the city centre to parks and gardens”
— reminds us of the cheapest way to cool the planet:
Reopen the Canadian and Siberian temperature stations closed ca. 1990, prompting ‘the hottest decade on record’.
Much cheaper than energy rationing. And more effectively addresses the matter, as well.