Shhh for the governator…

It seems to be the week of celebrity endorsements on TOGSH, but I wanted to also share this great analogy from the former Cali governor Arnie S that he presented in Paris yesterday:

“There are two doors. Behind Door Number One is a completely sealed room, with a regular, gasoline-fueled car. Behind Door Number Two is an identical, completely sealed room, with an electric car. Both engines are running full blast.

I want you to pick a door to open, and enter the room and shut the door behind you. You have to stay in the room you choose for one hour. You cannot turn off the engine. You do not get a gas mask.

I’m guessing you chose the Door Number Two, with the electric car, right? Door number one is a fatal choice – who would ever want to breathe those fumes?”

Love it.  Clear, understandable and a great way to shut up climate change deniers.

Wonder if can stick Abbott, Hunt, Dutton and Hockey behind door number one?

Full story at Climate Progress.

One thought on “Shhh for the governator…

  1. Don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade, but that’s a bit simplistic of Arnie, because while the onboard source of power does not emit any greenhouse gases from the tailpipe, emissions are shifted upstream to the source of the electrical generation plants. When plug-in electric vehicles are recharged from coal-fired plants, they usually produce slightly more greenhouse gas emissions than internal combustion engine vehicles and higher than hybrid electric vehicles. Known colloquially as the ‘long tailpipe’.

    Also it’s just comparing two types of cars. It says nothing about climate change or the cause of it.

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