Light Up Aruba

So Setar replaced Ling & Sons Super Center for the pre-New Year’s Eve fireworks extravaganza and they will be lighting up Aruba tonight at 10:30pm when they shoot a colorful fireworks show, following a concert by Las Originales, the Rincon Boys and Grupo di Betico, at the Harbour Arena.

Pregnant pause.

Do you know what I am going to say?

Perhaps, perhaps, the time has come to reconsider, and reevaluate our addiction to fireworks?

Global warming?!

Climate change?!

Perhaps we could have a reduction in Setar rates, instead?

Some money for charity?

Around the world the traditional ooh, and aah, are replaced by boo and ugh…

And they are signing petitions to restrict and/or ban the sale and display of fireworks because of their “sulfur-coal compounds, traces of heavy metals, and other toxic chemicals or gases.”

“The combustion cloud can contain harmful fumes such as ozone, sulfur dioxide and nitric oxide.”

I am just saying, just putting it out there for public discussion, we can agree to disagree, but we should talk about it.

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December 27, 2019
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