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The sun is bleaching signs in arizona

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posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 07:34 AM
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Well this is just crazy! As the guy who made the video puts it. The sun in Arizona is so hot and the UV index so high it's both melting and bleaching street signs.

He also goes into how the coral reefs are also losing color and dying off because of high UV.




posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 07:52 AM
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I lived in Ahwatukee for 2 years,nothing unusual,I moved back after I got burns on my hands,opening my car door one morning,and that wasn't even hottest part of AZ,Tucson got hotter yet



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 07:53 AM
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Its more likely that the paints used on the signs today are of an inferior quality compared to that of the past.



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 08:02 AM
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originally posted by: CulturalResilience
Its more likely that the paints used on the signs today are of an inferior quality compared to that of the past.


We should really have stopped painting the reefs such pretty colours.



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 08:05 AM
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Things bleach in the sun over time usually. I agree that the paint may be of a different or lower quality. Signs in FL are bleached, too, and they will continue to bleach lighter and lighter over time as they continue to sit out in the sun. Paint physics 101.



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 08:09 AM
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a reply to: anotherside

Don't know whats up with your link, but it doesn't take me to signs bleaching.



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 08:18 AM
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Coolest summer I can remember ever where I am, the other side of the world
All our street signs look the same as they always have

Coral reefs in Arizona, I am not sure about that.

Anyway our coral looks and seem fine, according to the csiro anyway, mind you it's not in a populated area subject to pollution

the YouTube clip isn't talking my part of the world, scaremongering
Why hasn't the colour of the car faded, the plastic on the cars melted

I have fried an egg on my mums car, it's crap
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posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 09:01 AM
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The sun has been bleaching bones in Arizona for thousands of years.



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 09:44 AM
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There is a reason they call the Phoenix area the valley of the sun.

Most car paint jobs only last 5 years or so if you don't keep them covered.



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 10:18 AM
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The coral reefs are not getting bleached by bloody sunlight! That is utter and total trash.

The coral reefs are getting bleached by a higher percentage acidity in the water than they can cope with, thats it and all about it.



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 10:24 AM
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The coral reefs are getting bleached by a higher percentage acidity in the water than they can cope with, thats it and all about it.
While ocean pH levels are falling (that's not really an increase in "percentage acidity") corals exhibit bleaching behavior due, primarily, to increased water temperature.

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posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 10:25 AM
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the dust storms also sand-blast the cars/signs/everything standing outdoors in AZ

out east, like in SC... we deal with rust and corrosion & bullet holes in those road signs instead of sunlight & UV that AZ gets



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 10:26 AM
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My apologies.

I was sure I had read that acidity was to blame, but further poking about reveals you are, as usual, correct.



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 10:37 AM
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I think in general there is a correlation between PH and temps, but the low difference in temps makes that unlikely here.



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 10:41 AM
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posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 10:42 AM
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I wonder if that's why they put those sunshades on the signs on I-10.
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posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 11:03 AM
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originally posted by: CulturalResilience
Its more likely that the paints used on the signs today are of an inferior quality compared to that of the past.


The signs were bleached back in the day as well. Never underestimate the power of the sun...it's the single driving force and source of energy on this planet.



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 11:39 AM
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originally posted by: St Udio


the dust storms also sand-blast the cars/signs/everything standing outdoors in AZ



Out here the big dust storms are called Haboob's




posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 11:45 AM
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originally posted by: St Udio


the dust storms also sand-blast the cars/signs/everything standing outdoors in AZ

out east, like in SC... we deal with rust and corrosion & bullet holes in those road signs instead of sunlight & UV that AZ gets


Yep!

I've lived in SW AZ & SOCA beach area.

Extreme heat in one, dampness, condensation, rust in the other.

My bike lasted 20 years in the shade in AZ, about a week on the coast LOL.

And interestingly, seen more shot up signs & cars in CA then I ever saw in AZ.

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posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 03:36 PM
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originally posted by: Sixteen
Things bleach in the sun over time usually. I agree that the paint may be of a different or lower quality. Signs in FL are bleached, too, and they will continue to bleach lighter and lighter over time as they continue to sit out in the sun. Paint physics 101.



Wait a minute, you mean uv rays and an oxidizer(saltwater) can ruin stuff?
Wow-



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