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Fri Aug 5, 2022, 12:52 PM

Blue Angels: In a Climate Emergency, Is Seafair Obsolete?

https://southseattleemerald.com/2022/08/04/opinion-in-a-climate-emergency-is-seafair-obsolete/

OPINION | In a Climate Emergency, Is Seafair Obsolete?

AUGUST 4, 2022 EDITOR
by Jill Freidberg

As I write, we are exiting the longest heat wave in Pacific Northwest history. Last year, we watched freeways buckle from the heat. BIPOC elders died in South End homes with no air-conditioning. Millions of shellfish cooked to death at low tide. In four short years, we’ve added “Fire Season” to our calendars, witnessed historic and devastating floods across the state, and watched an endangered Southern Resident killer whale carry her dead calf for 17 days. With each occurrence, the City, County, and State have issued declarations about the urgency with which we must respond to climate change.

A tradition built around fossil-fuel-guzzling, exhaust-spewing jets and boats is not in line with those declarations.

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(Beyond ironic so-called entertainment from our military is helping to kill us. Please take action: forward to appropriate enviros, pols, and all. Thanks.)


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Response to cbabe (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 12:59 PM

1. Yawn

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 01:01 PM

2. Why yawn?

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Response to cbabe (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 01:09 PM

3. Perhaps you are right, but these pilots would be flying practice missions with or without public

displays. I understand the optics of it, and perhaps we should not celebrate military displays of any kind. These shows are a lot about recruiting. A lot of young men and women would like to be Top Gun.

Some years ago, I was in the flight path of jets practicing from a base about 90 miles from here. Low overhead, high speed passes by pairs of fighters were common at the time. They would be overhead before the sound caught up with them, I never ceased being startled by them. They have since, to my relief, moved off to some other location and peace has returned to the valley.

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