Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Heat Wave, Ozone Advisories...So Here's The WI DNR's Tip Of The Week

This is what the DNR came up with for air quality, and it's par for the course:

Air Quality Tip of the Week

For the week of July 1, 2012:

"Happy Birthday America! No doubt about it, fireworks are a part of the festivities on the 4th of July. Yes they do cause air pollution, but the smoke is localized and disperses quickly causing little harm. Learn more"

The Air Quality Tip of the Week has been updated.  Please log on to http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/AirQuality/ItAllAddsUp.html, to view this and other tips.


voice of reason said...

If we do not immediately and drastically reduce our carbon emissions the heat wave we are currently experiencing will not be unusual, but will be the normal temperature for the summer.

The worst thing that we can do at this time is to run our air conditioners and put more carbon into the atmosphere, which will make the next heat wave even worse than this one.

The warning that should be given is to people who are tempted to run their air conditioners in the foolish attempt to escape the heat, but the science confirms that this will actually make it much worse since the emitted carbon will trap more heat on the surface of the earth. Please listen to the undisputable science and turn off your air conditioners.

Please contact your legislators and demand that air conditioners need to be outlawed in order to save the environment. Please, do it now.

Anonymous said...

It sounds as if it was written by DNR Barbie herself: a couple of exclamation points and a smiley-face icon, and it'll be perfect! Happy July 4th, Wisconsin! Bring your gas masks to the fireworks. And your water hoses.

Anonymous said...

Working for Cathy Stepp must be like working in The Office, only not even remotely funny.

Gareth said...

In Madison the fireworks display takes place over the lagoon in Warner Park. For the first time, water samples are being taken before and after the fireworks to determine the effects of the fireworks fallout and debris on water quality, for instance, the presence of heavy metals.


Amazingly they managed to avoid setting the tinder-box of marsh on fire this year, which has happened several times before. A smoldering marsh fire in the middle of a city does some really nasty things to the air quality.