Posts tagged ‘Fireworks’

July 1, 2011

Global Warming Hates The Fourth Of July

by Accidental Bear

As fossil fuel pollution heats the planet, one of the casualties is the traditional celebration of the founding of the United States. The record droughts, floods, and storms fueled by global warming are causing widespread bans on fireworks and the cancellation of numerous municipal firework displays, even a celebration for our soldiers in Oklahoma:

There will be no fireworks this year exploding over Fort Sill in Lawton. The U.S. Army base’s Independence Day celebration and concert will go on as planned Saturday, but its fireworks have been canceled. A fire that started on a base firing range last week burned across 5,500 acres before it was contained. Thirteen homes were destroyed and 1,500 people had to be evacuated. READ MORE

 

 via thinkprogress.com 

July 1, 2011

Fireworks or Fog? July 4th Weekend in San Francisco

by Accidental Bear

The Fourth of July weekend in San Francisco is the peak of scarf and hat weather here. We’re not talking wool by any means, but layers are a definite necessity in July… at… all… times. While the rest of the nation’s eyes are warmly fixated upon explosions illuminating clear summer darkness, San Franciscans often watch the dense deluge of fog creep in on July 4th afternoon, protecting us from the scary night sky, like a blanket swaddling a wee babe. However, a whole shebang of fireworks celebrations is scheduled on the Fourth, regardless of the slim chance of unblemished heavens.

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Photo courtesy of damien_p58/Flickr

Forgetting rockets and sparklers for a hot minute, you may want to check out the SF BBQ Rib Throwdown on Sunday, July 3rdCoffee Bar in Potrero Hill plays host 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., where and when $20 gets you a pour of Lagunitas (or house wine), four tasting portions of BBQ ribs, and a signature side dish from each vendor. You get to help pick the winner!

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