It’s hard to escape this COP lark in Glasgow.
30,000 delegates and hangers on? I wonder how much “greenhouse gasses” they produced getting there?
I just wondered what would happen if they applied the “tobacco template” to road transport? It’s only a matter of time before they try. Naturally each step will fail to produce the desired results so they will have to implement new steps.
Step 1. All advertising of cars, trucks and buses to be banned.
Step 2. All cars, trucks and buses to carry large images on the driver’s and passenger’s doors depicting photoshopped scenes of starving waifs, flooding, Polar Bears and volcanoes [which have nothing to do with traffic fumes but they look impressive].
Step 3. All cars trucks and buses to carry planetary health warnings in large letters [Samples: “I am destroying the planet”, “My fumes are killing kittens”, “Cars KILL”].
Step 4. No engine will have a capacity greater that 850cc.
Step 5. Lurid images to be increased to cover at least 75% of the bodywork.
Step 6. All car showrooms must be surrounded by 20ft solid walls.
Step 7. All vehicles to be standardised to one particular body shape and colored a standard muddy green. No machine may carry any indication of the make or model
Step 8. Families are restricted to one vehicle only.
Step 9. No children to be allowed within 50ft of a vehicle.
Step 10. All electric vehicles to be banned as studies have shown that they are a gateway to petrol and diesel vehicles.
Do you think I’m joking?