Apparently, now FIRE "fuels Global Warming"... I think Global Warming is the new cancer --everything causes it and there's nothing proven you can do to stop it.
When we go to OBX, bonfires on the beach has always been and remains one of my very favorite things. There is nothing more relaxing than a fire in the sand while the waves crash into the shore and your friends strum their guitars... Thankfully North Carolina is FAR from the Left Coast:
"...Seattle Parks and Recreation might do what even this week's chilly weather couldn't -- douse the long tradition of beach bonfires at Alki and at Golden Gardens.
Park department staff is recommending reducing bonfires at the two beaches this summer and possibly banning them altogether next year.
The park board will hear the recommendation Thursday, and the city plans to run public-service announcements and hand out brochures later this month about the effects of bonfires on global warming.
According to a memo to the park board from the staff released Thursday, "The overall policy question for the Board is whether it is good policy for Seattle Parks to continue public beach fires when the carbon ... emissions produced by thousands of beach fires per year contributes to global warming." (source)
I wish the Emperor would tire of these new green clothes...I've grown quite bored of them.