Global warming?

It’s the girls’ fault. They prefer men who drive Ferraris to those who drive a tiny low power Prius.

No, this is not my opinion: it is the opinion of Sir David King, a UK Scientist who advises the government of the UK in policy matters.

Sir David managed to get the UK government to buy a lot of Prius cars to drive for offical business, but complains:

“Government has so many levers that it can pull – when it comes to the business sector it is quite effective.

“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.”

A Ferrari F430 produces 420g/km of carbon dioxide – more than four times as much as the hybrid petrol-electric Prius.

So there you have it.

A Ferrari is (to put it bluntly) a lot sexier than a Prius, which is why the secretary of the Ferrari owner’s club points out that 90 percent of them are bought by married people…
But if you really want to be macho but save the earth, just do what Lolo did:

Drive a Harley.

The latest version of the Sportster has a new engine that conforms to the latest emission standards…

As the saying goes: All this, and Heaven too.

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Nancy Reyes is a retired physician living in the Philippines. Her website is Finest Kind Clinic and Fishmarket. 

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