France set to ban sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040

Jinendra Singh

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May 22, 2018
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France is set to ban the sale of any car that uses petrol or diesel fuel by 2040, in what the ecology minister called a "revolution".

Nicolas Hulot announced the planned ban on fossil fuel vehicles as part of a renewed commitment to the Paris climate deal. He said France planned to become carbon neutral by 2050. Hybrid cars make up about 3.5% of the French market, with pure electric vehicles accounting for just 1.2%. It is not yet clear what will happen to existing fossil fuel vehicles still in use in 2040.
Well by then half the earth will have caught fire so yeah I guess so.

These laws are idiotic. The date on this should be 2025, tops, world wide. Then 2030 for older used cars.

We're all going to die at this rate.
That's good!

I'm not trying to be nasty, but we are already in the 6th mass extinction. Pessimistic scientists say it's already too late, all we can do now is lessen the speed and intensity, etc.

Even optimistic scientists say there's hope if we take action now. NOW. Not in 25 years. The people makings these laws are right wingers who care more about commerce and left wingers who care more about "social feelings" than science.

We literally need to start election of scientists or have a whole new form of government.

By 2050,people from the Southern hemisphere will be dead or crowding into the North. Major cities and islands will be submerged under water. There will be war.

So LOL at France banning fossil fuel vehicles ten years in advance. Even from the optimistic side, this is trash to placate an uninformed or oblivious public to keep calm.