Massachusetts city to post climate change warning stickers at gas stations

Posted: December 26, 2020 by oldbrew in alarmism, climate, opinion, propaganda, Travel
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Vancouver, Canada’s fuel pump notice


Festivities over – back to pointless miserablism for believers in a human-caused ‘climate crisis’ due to minor trace gases. A similar tobacco health-warning style move has been made in Vancouver, Canada. Once again theoretical ideas are presented as facts, or likely facts. This new campaign was voted through last January. The promoter say “The gas pump stickers will remind drivers to think about climate change and hopefully consider non-polluting options.” Forgetting to mention that carbon dioxide is not a pollutant, and that pollution has nothing to do with climate change anyway.
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Cambridge, Massachusetts, has become the first US city to mandate the placing of stickers on fuel pumps to warn drivers of the resulting dangers posed by the climate crisis, reports The Guardian.

The final design of the bright yellow stickers, shared with the Guardian, includes text that warns drivers the burning of gasoline, diesel and ethanol has “major consequences on human health and the environment including contributing to climate change”.

The stickers will be placed on all fuel pumps in Cambridge, which is situated near Boston and is home to Harvard University, “fairly soon” once they are received from printers, a city spokesman confirmed.

“The city of Cambridge is working hard with our community to fight climate change,” the spokesman added. “The gas pump stickers will remind drivers to think about climate change and hopefully consider non-polluting options.”

The placement of the stickers follows an ordinance passed by Cambridge in January.

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The Cambridge ‘warning’ sticker may look like this…

Comments
  1. arfurbryant says:

    Ah, the Guardian. A true and faithful bastion of Wokeness and virtue signalling drivel. Pathetically uninformed agenda-driven hyperbole. Oh, and Happy Christmas!😂

  2. Gamecock says:

    If I lived there, I’d be tempted to cover them with “Unicorns are Real!” stickers.

  3. JB says:

    “theoretical ideas” Strictly speaking, speculative ideas. In the science methodology I was taught, theory is one notch up from hypothesis, becoming so after numerous falsification tests.

    “The gas pump stickers will remind drivers to think about climate change…”

    Like so many things with marketing hype, it often has the opposite effect. People have a long enough memory will recall all the nonsense the public was told about oil depletion in the 70s when there was supposed to be a shortage.

    “The city of Cambridge is working hard with our community to fight climate change,”
    I’ll bet. Endless hours in deliberations and passing ordinance after ordinance to “make it so.”

    The latest this year is the little signs at checkout counters claiming there is a shortage of coins and cash back will be limited.There is no “shortage” from demand. The Federal Reserve is not replacing the coins in circulation that are being retired. Part of the cashless/digital currency plan.

    In similitude of Karl Kraus’s observation, though there will always be a significant portion of the population who are fools and knaves, not everyone is so gullible.

  4. oldbrew says:

    If the exhaust fumes don’t get you, watch out for the bad weather – and remember, it’s your own fault … or so they claim 🥱

  5. Graeme No.3 says:

    Question: how much in time and money has (and will) be wasted on this nonsense?
    The customer wants fuel not pretentious posturing as is unlikely to even read the sticker, let alone believe it.

  6. Mike Stoddart says:

    In that case I’d better not fill up.
    I’ll just drive off down the road and save the planet by running out of juice

  7. stpaulchuck says:

    looks like a market for alternative stickers to paste over these!

  8. JCscuba says:

    Yep that will help. HA

  9. RexAlan says:

    Lost for words!

  10. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Contributes to. False advertising claim incoming

  11. boudicaus says:

    Reblogged this on boudica.us and commented:
    H/T gds44

  12. cognog2 says:

    The politicians here have been infected by the CAGW virus so have the propensity to spread the infection. We should all definitely wear our masks when filling up these days and be careful what you touch.

  13. oldbrew says:

    Wikipedia on ethanol: ‘It is most often used as a motor fuel, mainly as a biofuel additive for gasoline’, but admits: ‘There has been considerable debate about how useful bioethanol is in replacing gasoline.’

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethanol_fuel

    Cambridge, Mass. puts it in its public health/climate warning.

  14. Plenty of open space on the sticker to write in the urls to skeptic websites with a Sharpie pen. Brilliant of the sticker designers not to make the background areas black to mitigate the occurrence of rebuttal notes added to the stickers.

  15. Gamecock says:

    “It is most often used as a motor fuel”

    I’m thinking most often used in Bud Light.

  16. Gamecock says:

    I thinking ‘thank you’ stickies from green beans.

    Wait . . .

    “Thanks for the CO2,” from whirled peas.

  17. fgsjr2015 says:

    The mainstream news-media have lost both information control (e.g. story parameterization) and, perhaps most problematic for them, advertisement revenue to popular social media platforms.
    Though I don’t know his opinion of social media in general, renowned American author and linguistic/cognitive scientist Noam Chomsky noted that while there are stories published about man-made global warming, “It’s as if … there’s a kind of a tunnel vision — the science reporters are occasionally saying ‘look, this is a catastrophe,’ but then the regular [non-environmental pro-fossil fuel] coverage simply disregards it.”
    Although it’s a couple decades late, I believe that progressive movements are far more effective with the unprecedented informative and organizational abilities made widely available by social media.
    I also noticed that many news outlets that criticize social media will still use Facebook as the sole means by which readers can comment on posted articles.

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