Auto Industry on a Very Slow Learning Curve!


In the auto industry, there’s one thing you can always count on: if a new environmental or safety rule is proposed, executives will prophesy disaster.

From the New Yorker:

A few years later, when Congress was thinking about requiring fuel-economy standards, auto executives warned that instituting such standards would create '“massive financial and unemployment problems.' And now, with Congress debating a bill to raise fuel-economy standards, for the first time in almost twenty years, the Chicken Littles are squawking again, forecasting doom for Detroit and asserting that making higher-mileage vehicles is technologically unfeasible and economically suicidal.”

A Yellow Flag on Warming from a Most Unlikely Source

Talking about climate change at a Formula One race might at first glance seem like praising celibacy in a brothel.

The world's top motor sport competition is for many the epitome of gas-guzzling wastefulness with powerful engines burning nearly a litre of fossil fuel per kilometre. But a growing number of team bosses say they want to make Formula One a high-tech pioneer and leader in fighting climate change rather than a whipping post.

Ontario acknowledges polar-bear extinction, other widespread threats due to global warming

A new government website says if climate change continues the temperature will rise up to 10 degrees in northern Ontario, driving polar bears to extinction and unleashing new insect-borne disease across the province.

New study ties beef production to global warming

Japanese scientists have concluded beef production typically contributes more to climate change than cars do. The main source of greenhouse gas emissions is the methane released from an animal's digestive system.

DeSmog TV interviews George W Bush on global warming

It seems we have enough fans in the White House to land an exclusive DeSmog TV interview with the US Commander-in-Chief George W. himself!

Check it out. And while you're at, take a look at past DeSmog TV episodes on our YouTube Channel.


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