Driving Us to Death
Who decided that gassing humans and primates was the right thing to do? As this weeks depressing revelations from the now defunct European Research Association for Environment and Health in the Transport Sector (EUGT)*, emerge, some of us may be forgiven for thinking we are in the early 1900s not 2018.
Founded and funded by three big name name carmakers, the EUGT experiment reportedly set out to counter the World Health Organisations (WHO) ruling that nitrogen oxides, found in diesel exhaust fumes, are carcinogenic. Mirroring the tobacco industries attempts to obfuscate findings on the cancerous nature of cigarettes, the WHO judgement will undoubtedly put a substantial damper on future sales of diesel cars. It’s possibly even more depressing to think that we will now see cheaper diesel engine cars on the market; offering those who have little to spare even less (certainly in terms of health and environmental benefits) while ensuring dividends for the shareholders who are quietly ordering their electric hybrids. I hope not, but, don’t hold your breath…
“For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?”
“For greed all nature is too little.”
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*Source: ‘German outrange as it emerges carmakers deliberately tested exhaust fumes on humans’ Justin Huggler, 29th January 2018, The Telegraph
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