So happy that LA has solved its growing homeless problem. And now they can focus on painting the streets white. To change the climate.

Or something.

Via Fox News.

California officials are hoping their latest attempt to stem the rising tides of climate change leads to a more socially conscious — and cooler — summer.

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 light gray 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.”

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….

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  1. Alain41 says:

    The Achilles heel of self-driving cars. Can only test against today’s conditions not tomorrow’s.

    • Vintageport says:

      Good point, Alain. So will the lanes be marked with black dotted lines? Will the cameras on the autonymous automobiles (say that fast 3 times) get bleached by the reflected light from the white roads? And how long before the roads turn black again from vulcanized rubber? Inquiring minds want to know.

  2. IloiloKano says:

    Their only chance of success is reducing the “heat island” effect in and around Los Angeles, but only if every single roadway, including the freeways, are painted, which I doubt will happen. But any other goal, other than righteousness signaling, is a pure waste of time, labor, and money.

  3. Vintageport says:

    You cannot make this stuff up. And just where do these smartipantses think the reflected heat energy is going to go? More and different theories of Global Warming or Climate Change or…? What’s next, city-sized umbrellas? #RollerReadyJobs

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