Wednesday, July 24, 2002
California's Governor Gray Davis recently signed California's ludicrous legislation to mandate lower "greenhouse gas" emissions from automobiles sold in California. The result will be more dead Californians. You see, "greenhouse gases" means mostly carbon dioxide and the only way to reduce carbon dioxide output from automobile engines is to burn less fuel per mile. Its already been shown that the Federal CAFE standards - mandating fleet average fuel economy - have resulted in tens of thousands more highway fatalities nationally. And here from Sam Kazman and here from Tom Bray are more discussions of this fact.
So the only way for auto makers to meet California's new requirement is to kill more people. I've long been a global warming skeptic, but its clear that global warming advocacy kills.
Robin 5:15 PM