by William Teach | January 10, 2014 9:43 am
Yes, I did intentionally type “warming”, not “warning”
(San Fran Chronicle) Buy a pack of cigarettes, and a printed warning from the surgeon general will remind you that smoking causes cancer.
Obviously, you’ve chosen to smoke anyway. But perhaps one day you’ll look at that message, printed on the pack, and resolve to change your ways.
Now, apply that idea to global warming.
A group of Bay Area environmentalists wants to slap warning stickers on gasoline pumps, telling drivers that the fuel they’re buying is cooking the planet. The stickers would constantly remind consumers of the link between driving and climate change.
“Human beings are not really wired for seeing the cause and effect of climate change,” said Jamie Brooks, with the Bay Area chapter of 350.org. “The cause is burning fossil fuels, but we’re not going to feel the effects until well into the future. There’s no immediate signal to a consumer of gasoline to show their effects on climate.”
This is supposedly being pushed by the Bay Area chapter of the unhinged 350.org, without input or guidance from the international wackadoodles.
The global warming stickers, Brooks said, could be a relatively easy way to prod drivers to use less gasoline, perhaps by buying a car that uses fuel more efficiently or runs on electricity.
“The goal isn’t to take transportation away from people and say, ‘You’re a bad person,’” Brooks said. “The goal is to create a signal saying, ‘You need to change your behavior.’”
Wait, wait, they’re saying fossil fuels are evil and causing the climate to boil (and freeze, rain, snow, ice, drought, you name it) but aren’t recommending that people stop using them? Seems rather hypocritical, wouldn’t you say?
My favorite comment from the story by normkat
Well, duhhhhh.. just slap a warning sticker on a baby’s behind at birth too, why don’tcha?
they exhale CO2, yaknow.. maybe that’s why so many libs support abortion, to prevent climate change.
Warmists want the warning stickers to spread awareness, but they won’t push for ending the use of fossil fuels, because they themselves mostly refuse to dive them up.
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