In Brief

The ad industry's response is that it's more important that we keep advertising in the same way and therefore keep the ad and media industries alive than we keep the planet cooler and therefore the rest of us alive...

The New York Times has an article that reports that the EU has proposed that car advertisements in Europe carry “tobacco-style” labels, warning of the environmental impact the car causes. Up to 20 percent of the space or time would have to be set aside for information on a car’s fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. The NYT reports that the ad industry’s response is that it’s more important that we keep advertising in the same way and therefore keep the ad and media industries alive than we keep the planet cooler and therefore the rest of us alive:

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