On first glance this advert seems like a sensible thing to do – even though I am yet to be convinced that anthropogenic climate change is happening*. Conserving resources is always a sensible thing, especially when money is tight.
But then you see the rest of the advert
If you look closely you\’ll see that the Climate Change enthusiasts are recommending that we still consider driving to pick up the children from school only a hundred or so yards away from home. The idea of the car outline might be funny-clever, but the actual implication is that everyone drives everywhere to do everything. Unless you are disabled, the various fictitous journeys through this map could all be done on foot or by bicycle for
- better health
- lower cost
- a bit more time admittedly
- less impact on the environment.
As our American cousins would say \”go figure\”
*If so then how do you explain ice ages, the mediaeval mini ice age, and so on. They all predate industrialisation. Do none of the climate change evangelists realise that the earth changes climate all by itself – can we have proof that WE are exclusively responsible for the changes?