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Are You Hot on Global Warming Ranking Stickers for Cars?

Don't be alarmed, but soon all new cars in California will have to display a global warming score, so car shoppers can make green-informed decisions. The labels will contain a car's 1-10 rating, based on emissions caused by vehicle use and emissions required to refine the car's required petroleum. A 10 ranking means the car is the best compared to its annual peers.

In California, cars produce 30 percent of global warming emissions, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Dealers must already display a smog emissions score.

It might be pretty tough to buy a car with a "1" ranking. Even so, would you like to see a global warming score on all cars?


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Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Kris, freakin' Honda's all the way here too! I got t-boned on my side by a guy going seventy, and was only slightly injured in a Honda Civic. My husband has refused to even rent anything else since then. Me sitting in the emergency room handing him my teeth really scared him.
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
I'm assuming this emmisions sticker doesn't come with a complementary McCain bumper sticker?
zap zap 8 years
Save more energy than curly light bulbs,TAX all computer use!Its the liberal way!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
That Volvo is cute. I hate our Durango, not the Durango in general but just ours, the electrical system gives me fits now and then. I'm really looking forward to whenever we replace that car! However, I love our Sky!! It's so fun!
raciccarone raciccarone 8 years
My Yugo runs just fine on diesel.
cutiekat88 cutiekat88 8 years
Emissions rating sticker is a great idea. Calling it a Global Warming emissions rating sticker is a lousy idea. yeah,we should care about global warming like for ex. goin green and cars that save on gas.
KrisSugar KrisSugar 8 years
i have to say I really love my Honda Civic. it's an 03, and is starting to show little signs of crappiness. not crapping out, just parts looking ugly. know what I mean? like plastic molding and such. But I still love my little Sugar. That's her name, by the way. :)
Bettyesque Bettyesque 8 years
The Volvo is cute...but I love my car too!
KrisSugar KrisSugar 8 years
that's a cool car Sy! Great for people with job stability. :)
syako syako 8 years
I know! Can you believe it's a VOLVO! :jawdrop:
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Oooo that car looks smart Sy I likey.
Bettyesque Bettyesque 8 years
Cupcake hood lol Hypno you are funny.
Bettyesque Bettyesque 8 years
You all know what I am going to say...Everyone should buy a YARIS! :cheer:
syako syako 8 years
kris, you should get a little hatchback. fold the back seats down and let lucy chill in the back! Before I got my mini, I was dead set on getting this car: But I would have had to wait six months for it to come out, but they're out now. Volvo C30.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Does your dream car have a cup cake hood ornament cabaker?
KrisSugar KrisSugar 8 years
It seems that if you care about being green, you would have already done your research before you hit the lot. But that's just me. I'm more concerned with gas mileage. doesn't that generally link favorably with greenness? Correct me if I am wrong. However as I'm approaching the need for a new car in the next year or so, I'm actually thinking bigger and with leather, because I'm tired of cramming my giant hairy dog into my Honda Civic and having her hair all wound into the fabric. Do you guys know how hard it is to get lab hair out of fabric seats? seesh. Anyway I know I'm in for gas tank shock if I get that bigger vehicle!
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
It does seem to make sense - like an energy star rating for cars. It would definately help those who are maybe trying to decide between several cars or who want to buy the one with the best rating.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
But on the other hand, maybe this will educate some people on the fact that clean diesel is actually CLEAN.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
I voted Other because there isn't an option that says "Who cares? I'm going to buy the car I want and can afford"
syako syako 8 years
they don't even have my car on there... mini cooper :(
mini_pixie mini_pixie 8 years
well, i think this makes sense. it's like the ratings they put on appliances telling you how much energy the thing uses compared to others of it's type. helps you decide if spending the extra money to get a reduced energy cost is worth it in your budget, and i think it would work substantially the same way here.
stephley stephley 8 years
I'm not sure this is worth the effort to print the stickers - not many people walk on to the lot unsure of whether they want a Hummer or a Prius. Someone who wants to buy a Lincoln is unlikely to care that a Honda might be a more socially conscious choice. And someone who wants a green car without doing their own research is going to find a lot of choices somewhere between 5 and 8.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Excellent idea! It's not as if anyone is being forced to buy one car over another--it will simply help remind people to be aware of this factor when they purchase a new car. And as for option #2, "No! This arbitrarily impacts the car market, giving certain brands an advantage," why shouldn't brands which are less damaging to the environment have an advantage? They would anyway among more environmentally conscious consumers.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Emissions rating sticker is a great idea. Calling it a Global Warming emissions rating sticker is a lousy idea. I think Green emissions rating sticker would work better.
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