Cult of Climastroloy Looks To Ban Ads For SUVs In U.K.

Remember, this bit of Progressivism (nice Fascism) is for your own good, and I can totally understand why the CoC gets upset when we call them things like Fascists, Marxists, and Authoritarians

Climate crisis: ‘Ban ads for polluting SUVs’ campaign urges, highlighting damaging trend for ever larger vehicles

Advertising the most polluting cars on the roads – predominantly large Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) – should be immediately banned, according to a new campaign highlighting the growing damage done by the trend for ever larger private vehicles on British roads.

The rapidly increasing sales of bigger and more polluting SUVs around the world is jeopardising climate goals, a report by thinktank The New Weather Institute and climate charity Possible claims.

The authors say car brands appear to be “disproportionately promoting larger, more polluting SUVs due to higher profit margins on these vehicles”.

SUVs now make up more than four in 10 new cars sold in the UK – while fully electric vehicles account for fewer than two in 100.

They aren’t advertising them more for greater profits, they’re advertising them more because that’s what people are more interested in. If that’s the demand, that’s what you push the most. And, really, SUVs do not tend to carry more profit than sedans. A CRV or RAV4 holds about the same as an Accord or Camry. And, really, almost no one gives a rat’s pattootie about fully electric vehicles. I bet most, if not all, of the people complaining about the SUV advertising are not driving FEVs themselves. And many drive SUVs. Or a mini-van. The bulk of the SUVs sold will be ones with 4 cylinder engines. People are buying compact (like RAV4, CRV, Escape) and subcompact (such as HRV, CH-R, Kona) instead of mid-size and compact sedans (mid is size of compact SUV, compact sedan size of subcompact SUV).

Andrew Simms, co-director of the New Weather Institute, said: “We ended tobacco advertising when we understood the threat from smoking to public health. Now that we know the human health and climate damage done by car pollution, it’s time to stop adverts making the problem worse.

“In a pandemic-prone world people need clean air and more space on town and city streets.” (snip)

The campaign calls on the secretary of state for Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden, to introduce new legislation to outlaw advertising for the ‘dirtiest third’ of new cars sold in the UK, as well as advertising for any cars which are too large for a standard UK parking space.

Nope, nothing Fascist there. I might take their beliefs more serious if Warmists gave up their own use of fossil fueled vehicles.

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One Response to “Cult of Climastroloy Looks To Ban Ads For SUVs In U.K.”

  1. Dana says:

    The Warmunists simply cannot stand the idea of individual choice, because, Heaven forfend! some people might not take the right decisions!

    Ford is getting out of the sedan business almost entirely, because that’s not what the American consumer want.

    Since you are in the automobile business, have you ever sold a plug-in electric vehicle? Do your customers ever inquire about them?

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