03/05/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Miami Beach Eco-Sin: Patio Heaters At 65 Degrees

In the UK, patio heaters are nowhere to be seen, and George Monbiot called for their ban three years ago. But on the sidewalks of Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, it is 65 degrees and you can't ask the customer to put a sweater over their Versace top. So out come the patio heaters by the hundreds.

When you mention to anyone that these things are burning fossil fuels and creating greenhouse gases for the sole purpose of letting people eat breakfast in tank tops in the middle of winter, they look at you as if you are nuts.

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