The White Roof Solution to Global Warming

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asthmatic camel wrote: White tarmac would cause riots.
So, then it would become an offense to hit your brakes, because it would leave a black stripe.

So we have to have all-white tires.

So tire companies have to figure out how to build durable tires without carbon black in the rubber.

This means more toxic chemicals.

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asthmatic camel wrote:
Mentat wrote:
asthmatic camel wrote:
Mentat wrote:I'm not talking about roofs.
Nor am I.
Well, then that's settled.
Honestly, we really do have strict laws regarding the way any development, public or domestic, affects the appearance of an area, sometimes to a silly extent. Brits enjoy a good moan about trivial bullshit.

White tarmac would cause riots.
Aye. But this guy is talking about making lighter roads. I'm sure the Federal gov would work with local authorities over such laws. I highly doubt there would be a proclamation to have all white roads, and then have it illegal to lay down the materials that are necessary (so long as it isn't more harmful environmentally than the usual stuff).
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jj wrote:
asthmatic camel wrote: White tarmac would cause riots.
So, then it would become an offense to hit your brakes, because it would leave a black stripe.

So we have to have all-white tires.

So tire companies have to figure out how to build durable tires without carbon black in the rubber.

This means more toxic chemicals.

...


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Just take apart that Michelin dude and use him as a tire set. :P
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jj, why do you think most roads and pavements, (here, at least) are covered with black tarmac?

Because it's mostly made from by-products of the oil industry, readily available stone chippings, often recycled, and costs bugger all to produce, that's why.

Cement based flags look pretty good, as do those made from stone. Traditional cobbles are nice, too; all are of the white persuasion. Want me to give you a price to create a driveway using them?

Don't even ask unless you're very, very wealthy.

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Can you even crown a cement road? I just noticed that I haven't seen one like that.
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asthmatic camel wrote:jj, why do you think most roads and pavements, (here, at least) are covered with black tarmac?

Because it's mostly made from by-products of the oil industry, readily available stone chippings, often recycled, and costs bugger all to produce, that's why.

Cement based flags look pretty good, as do those made from stone. Traditional cobbles are nice, too; all are of the white persuasion. Want me to give you a price to create a driveway using them?

Don't even ask unless you're very, very wealthy.

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And blacktop is smoother than flagstones and bricks. I know. I used to live in a town with an old WPA-era "viaduct" across a river, that was brick (bumpitybumpbumpthud) paved.
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Mentat wrote:Can you even crown a cement road? I just noticed that I haven't seen one like that.
It's not a job I've ever done but, I believe it's entirely possible to lay tarmac over concrete as long as the concrete is thoroughly pulverised and levelled before you begin.
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White parking lots would be a huge reduction in the UHI effect. Trees would be nice too, but business owners don't actually like trees in parking lots. Leaves, branches and liability issue. Even so, everybody wants to park under what trees there may be. Because its fucking way cooler.

FYI since this topic I painted two roofs white. The one in NOVA has since been re-shingled (not white), because people don't like white roofs.
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The one in Florida will eventually be redone, and not with white shingles

Most people really don't give a shit about keeping things cool
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Black Roofs Matter.

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White roofs are racist
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Black wives matter.

Do I get extra points for sexist and racist at the same time? :)
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BTW, Robinson is white on the wrong side. All trolls are white on the wrong side!
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En folkefiende wrote: Thu May 28, 2009 5:00 pm
asthmatic camel wrote: White tarmac would cause riots.
So, then it would become an offense to hit your brakes, because it would leave a black stripe.

So we have to have all-white tires.

So tire companies have to figure out how to build durable tires without carbon black in the rubber.

This means more toxic chemicals.

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I also just realized he left in 2013 and happened in this topic, and even with all the missing posts it was possible to figure it out.
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Damn

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