Taxi drivers are now mining coal! I wonder if Uber will come up with an app for that?
"Some coal storage facilities have had to shop from supermarkets."
People are resorting to burning garbage.
And, of course, by-law enforcement is now involved,
"The city, meanwhile, is sending patrols to check on the places they know are popular with miners." (will Uber miners be exempt?)
"We are also spending more money on the sand we use to fill in the holes."
If this were just another Monty Python skit, it would be piss-pants funny, but it's the reality of what happens when governments create crises to "prevent" crises. JUST like they did with COVID.
It's all just another example of the unintended consequences of expecting politicians to come up with "solutions."
Climate idiocy-caused energy crisis revives illegal backyard coal mining in Poland:— Steve Milloy (@JunkScience) November 28, 2022
"Coal is as little as a meter below the surface in fields, recreation areas and even gardens. Four men can unearth a ton per hour & make $220 each for half a day’s work."https://t.co/kwgy8wmR8Q
And now this:
Washington Post Tells Americans To EAT BUGS As They Can No Longer Afford Traditional Seasonal Dinners