SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A group of scientists plans to
calculate how many tons of greenhouse gases will be created by the
Burning Man festival beginning Monday in the Nevada desert.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday that the San
Francisco-based scientists would calculate how much the counterculture
event contributes to global warming. They will be watching the sacred
flaming temples, gas-powered scooters shaped like tasty cupcakes,
along with the hundreds of fuel-hogging RVs that will gather for a
week on the dry Black Rock desert lake bed.
The scientists have now created "Cooling Man," an online calculator
that determines how many tons of greenhouse gases each of the 37,000
"burners" will produce with their art projects and community camps,
the Chronicle said.