“You’ve heard of warning labels on things like beer and cigarettes, but how about automobiles? Well believe it or not, a British Parliament member, Collin Challen, recently proposed placing warning labels on cars to inform consumers of their impact on, you guessed it, global warming. According to the UK Guardian, such warnings might include highlighting the auto’s contribution to sea level rise, increasing deaths, species extinctions, food and water shortages, and heightened regional conflicts and wars. These warnings would vary depending on the emissions from each vehicle, according to the British MP, with the worst gas-guzzlers carrying the most severe warnings…
“Marc Morano, editor of CFACT’s Climate Depot website, appeared on Fox News with Neil Cavuto yesterday to discuss the recent spike in oil and gas prices in the wake of instability in the Middle East.
“Cavuto asked why, instead of getting oil from Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi and other Middle East countries, America doesn’t drill for more oil domestically. Morano replied, ‘The Congressional Research Service just did a study of natural gas, coal, and oil. We have more than the entire world, we have more than China, Canada, and Saudi Arabia combined, but 83 percent of our lands are inaccessible for oil drilling. And we have the Interior Department held in contempt of court for not allowing more permitting out in the Gulf Coast.’
“Marc pointed out that many environmentalists view high gas prices as a good thing: ‘Many people, including the environmentalists, are getting exactly what they want right now, and it is a situation they helped create by locking up 83 percent of our oil…'”
“What would life be like without cars? Well for residents of Vauban, Germany, living without cars is a reality – as the town has now become a showcase for the latest utopian vision of suburban planners. In Vauban, there is no more parallel parking or squeezing your car into a garage bursting with lawn equipment and bicycles. That’s because over 80 percent of those living in Vauban have no cars. Now city officials do give people the option of car ownership – if they don’t mind paying a $40,000 dollar permit fee…”
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