Should car ads carry climate health warnings?

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. Not a very jolly good idea at all!

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