Time to ban SUV adverts

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Re: Time to ban SUV adverts

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So who are the "New Weather Institute" and what expertise do they bring to the zerocarbonclimateclownz campaign?

The "associates".

David Boyle -- economist
Sarah Burns -- designer of prints
Lindsay Mackie -- journalist
Andrew Simms -- author/campaigner
Sarah Woods - playwright/ creates performances

Assuming these people are the sole representatives/directors of the New Weather Institute, how much notice should anybody take of their advice?
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Stompie wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:12 am
Another Prat here :lol:
Lugging a horse trailer through fields is much easier when all the wheels are driven. Does the prattishness become less in relation to the age/shineyness of the vehicle?
You clearly have no sense of excitement. Take a 3.5 / 4.0 tonne trailer off the Land Rover and stick it on a Toyota Prius and head off to your nearest 1 in 5 slope.

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Fitter wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:55 am
So who are the "New Weather Institute" and what expertise do they bring to the zerocarbonclimateclownz campaign?

The "associates".

David Boyle -- economist
Sarah Burns -- designer of prints
Lindsay Mackie -- journalist
Andrew Simms -- author/campaigner
Sarah Woods - playwright/ creates performances

Assuming these people are the sole representatives/directors of the New Weather Institute, how much notice should anybody take of their advice?
About as much notice as the dubiously authored links you post perhaps?

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jsks wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:15 am
Hal wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:19 am
Dunno about banning adverts - you do mean, time to ban SUVs. Yes?
Bit tough on those living in mountainous, muddy or snowy regions.
Differentiate here between SUV and UVs.

Many SUVs cannot tackle mud or snow, they are made for posing. A UV such as the basic Land Rover is made for rough conditions and nothing wrong with them. But a Sport Utility? What the hell is this? Sport! What a laff.

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niemeyjt wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:41 am
Stompie wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:12 am
Another Prat here :lol:
Lugging a horse trailer through fields is much easier when all the wheels are driven. Does the prattishness become less in relation to the age/shineyness of the vehicle?
You clearly have no sense of excitement. Take a 3.5 / 4.0 tonne trailer off the Land Rover and stick it on a Toyota Prius and head off to your nearest 1 in 5 slope.
I can live quite happily without that level of excitement, thank you! :lol:

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Hal wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:11 pm
jsks wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:15 am
Hal wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:19 am
Dunno about banning adverts - you do mean, time to ban SUVs. Yes?
Bit tough on those living in mountainous, muddy or snowy regions.
Differentiate here between SUV and UVs.

Many SUVs cannot tackle mud or snow, they are made for posing. A UV such as the basic Land Rover is made for rough conditions and nothing wrong with them. But a Sport Utility? What the hell is this? Sport! What a laff.
So if someone lives where 4WD is useful or even essential it's OK to have one as long as it is basic? If they can afford and want a Rangey or G-Wagen is that inappropriate? By that token I guess you'd get rid of everything except Dacia Sanderos for normal road use? I mean, who needs a Ford or Merc or whatever when you can have the Romanian hair-shirt equivalent.

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Surely, SUVs should just be heavily taxed until they become attractive?

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Why would that make them more attractive?

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making something more expensive makes some people want it more but it would also put them out of reach of most people and therefore reduce the numbers sold.

( oops, actually my original post should have said ‘unattractive’ but when you pointed it out I thought a bullshit response might be fun!)

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