You know the Surgeon General’s warning on the side of a pack of cigarettes? “Smoking causes Lung Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema, and May Complicate Pregnancy.” Well, there’s a group in California that’s proposing putting similar warning labels on gas pumps, reminding users that the burning of fossil fuels contributes to “climate change.” Maybe that will help wean people off putting gas in their vehicles. It’s worked so well in convincing people to stop using tobacco products.
The San Francisco CBS affiliate reported:
The labels are needed because, “There’s no immediate signal to a consumer of gasoline to show their effects on climate,” Jamie Brooks told the San Francisco Chronicle. Brooks represents 350BayArea.org, the group behind the proposal.
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