Berkeley Ponders Climate Change "Warning" at Gas Pumps

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    Warning labels posting a message that vehicle exhaust is a key source of carbon emissions may soon be affixed to gas pumps in the Bay Area -- but only in Berkeley, where leaders are mulling such a move. Cheryl Hurd reports. (Published Thursday, Jun 19, 2014)

    Driving might be hazardous to the earth's health.

    Warning labels posting a message that vehicle exhaust is a key source of carbon emissions may soon be affixed to gas pumps in the Bay Area -- but only in Berkeley, where leaders are mulling such a move.

    The Los Angeles Times reported that a pair of city environmental panels have already OK'd the warning stickers, which are directly modeled on the warnings on cigarettes.

    As of now, the stickers would carry the statement that the state "has determined that global warming caused by C02 emissions poses a serious threat to the economic well-being, public health, natural resources, and the environment of California," the newspaper reported.

    The City Council could approve the stickers in September, the Huffington Post reported. In the meantime, anti-fossil fuels grassroots group 350 Bay Area is trying to get Oakland and San Francisco -- which once tried to put warning labels at cell phone stores -- on board.