San Fransciso Warmists Want Warming Labels On Gas Pumps

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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Comment by Jeffery
2014-01-10 10:18:51

Again, climate realists are not saying fossil fuels are evil or a sin or need to be eliminated, only that we need to find a way to reduce CO2 emissions.

You’ve committed an ad hominem fallacy (warmist wackadoodles), a Tu quoque fallacy (hypocrites drive cars!) and a False Dilemma (either stop all use of fossil fuels or use all the fossil fuels, but no middle ground), all in one little post. Nice work.

And again you rely on Alinsky Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.

Yet, you never discuss or debate the scientific issues of climate change.

 
Comment by Dana
2014-01-10 11:55:49

There used to be stickers on fuel pumps, which said interesting things like “Price includes 48.4¢ per gallon in fuel taxes.” Those are the stickers I want to see back on the pump.

 
Comment by david7134
2014-01-10 18:10:57

Jeff,
I have tried to discuss the science with you and all you did was call me names and go off on tangents.

Now, how does CO2 get to the upper atmosphere and what is the acid in the oceans responsible for the lowering of pH? Then I have other questions.

 
Comment by jl
2014-01-10 19:22:19

Why don’t the idiots who want to put the stickers on the gas pumps just quit driving their own cars first?

 
Comment by gitarcarver
2014-01-10 22:21:57

If your religion commands you to deny science, perhaps it’s time for a new religion.

Maybe if your religion commands and requires you to make unsubstantiated claims out of ignorance, maybe it is time to educate yourself (or find a new religion.)

 

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