by Larry Powell
Every loving parent, I'm sure, would like to be able to guide their kids in a way that best equips them to deal with the environmental challenges which lie ahead - foremost among them being climate change and the greenhouse gases so prodigiously produced by the transportation sector (cars). This "criminally-negligent" car commercial (& others like it), shows how soulless multinationals like "Chevy" can seduce young minds while conveniently ignoring the fact that their products are a main culprit in endangering the futures of these same children with their pollution! You'd never know it by watching this kind of crap. So where does that leave our kids in terms of being instilled with the best "eco-wisdom" possible? DUMB AS POSTS. THAT'S WHERE.
Here's a thought. Why not force the Chevy's of the world to include a warning with every car ad whether on TV, Radio or print. It would inform viewers/readers that their products contribute to catastrophic climate change which is threatening the environment and human life on Earth, including (especially?) children. That would never fly, you say? Well, they've been running similar warnings on TV ads for pharmaceuticals in the States for years and the sky hasn't fallen yet!