Sorry, but I don’t want to drive a car built by people whose idea of established science is reflected in this crap:
Chrysler’s chief economist Van Jolissaint has attacked European attitudes to global warming, describing climate change as “way, way in the future, with a high degree of uncertainty”.
He was particularly critical of the recent Stern Report on climate change, which was commissioned by the UK government and calls for urgent action to tackle the problem.
His words are in sharp contrast to the green image that the US car companies have been trying to promote at this year’s Detroit motor show.
Mr Jolissaint was speaking at a private breakfast where the chief economists of the “Big Three” US car firms presented their forecasts for auto industry sales this year.
Most of the audience – which was mainly made up of parts suppliers – seemed to nod in agreement with Mr Jolissaint.
Mr Jolissaint, a Chrysler veteran who was recently appointed the chief economist for the German-US DaimlerChrysler Group, said that since he started spending more time at the company’s corporate headquarters in Stuttgart he had been surprised by European attitudes towards global warming.
In response to a question from the floor, he said that global warming was a far-off risk whose magnitude was uncertain.
So, I guess this guy represents the “Detroit” attitude.