Pielke Jr satirizes senior U.K. science adviser David King’s plea to women
“who find supercar drivers “sexy”, adding that they should divert their affections to men who live more environmentally-friendly lives.
“I was asked at a lecture by a young woman about what she could do and I told her to stop admiring young men in Ferraris,” he said.
“What I was saying is that you have got to admire people who are conserving energy and not those wilfully using it.”
“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.”
UPDATE: King’s exposition invites satire and there have been some lively comments during the day. If you missed them, you’ve missed them because I’ve decided that we’ve had a little fun today, but I’m not going to preserve the repartee.