How can young women fight global warming? According to a chief scientist for the British government, Professor Sir David King, they can help out by no longer thinking guys that drive Ferraris are sexy. I will let Sir King speak for himself:
I was asked at a lecture by a young woman about what she could do and I told her to stop admiring young men in Ferraris. ... What I was saying is that you have got to admire people who are conserving energy and not those willfully using it. ... As soon as you come to the individual, however, they will buy a Ferrari, not because it is cheap to run or has low carbon dioxide emissions, but because young women think it is sexy to see men driving Ferraris. That is the area where a culture change is needed.
So, what do you think of Sir King's comments?
Editor's UPDATE: We've been doing some thinking (and reading your comments) and agree that there are plenty of cars that are both sexy and green. How about the Tesla Roadster as the premiere example? I mean, take a look at this beauty.
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Then, take these amazing electric conversions, an all-electric Mustang and Shelby Cobra 427. Tell me they're not zero-emission babe magnets.
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Or, how about the BMW Hydrogen 7? There are certainly going to be some people who strenuously disagree either with the idea that this car is sexy or that it's in any way green, but I'm sure it can't hurt and look and decide for yourself, right?
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Lastly, what about the Aptera as a vision of the way green cars will bring a new kind of sexy back?
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- And now it's the men's turn: what does her car say about her?