My grandots in snow country will love this one! It's a real howler about our "system blindness". And about how un-sustainability means doing all the wrong things.
Wudja believe all that road salt we spread for "safety" purposes actually ends up somewhere else...like our groundwater and streams. (You mean there is no "away" place we can throw this stuff?) Duh!
Yet, it took these new studies from Toronto and Minneapolis to make us realize road salt is a huge mistake (via treehugger).
Nor is this just about the impacts on aquatic life and drinking water. It's also about destroying roads, shortening the life of cars, and killing vegetation. WTF?
Yet the real dunce cap is this: road salt is totally unnecessary. It only works within a few degrees of freezing. Instead, ya gotta slow down, use snow tires, or find alternatives to driving.
But, no, we chose stupidity, just to satisfy our need for speed. And, the worst part is, it didn't even work!
What a laugh!