Cambridge becomes the 1st US city to require stickers warning the threat of climate change at gas pumps

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In Cambridge, Massachusetts, yellow stickers warning of the effects of climate change will have to be placed on gas pumps, The Guardian reported.
Other US cities like Berkeley, California and San Francisco have proposed similar ideas in the past, but Cambridge will be the first to put the mandate into action.
Reducing gas emissions from public transportation, or even limiting the use of the accelerator pedal, is an important way to minimize your carbon footprint.
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In Cambridge, Massachusetts, gas pumps are required to post stickers in the area warning of the effects of climate change. This makes The Guardian the first US city to implement such a mandate, The Guardian reported.
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The Guardian reported that in Cambridge on Friday, all petrol pumps in the city had bright yellow stickers that read "Burning gasoline, diesel and ethanol has a significant impact on human health and the environment, including contributing to climate change".
The stickers are intended to "remind drivers to think about climate change and hopefully consider environmentally friendly options," a city spokesman told the point of sale.
In 2014, Californian companies Berkeley and San Francisco proposed a similar idea to put stickers on gas pumps, but it ultimately went unrealized.
Reducing gas emissions from public transportation, or even limiting the use of the accelerator pedal, is an important way to minimize your carbon footprint.
A study published in Scientific Reports earlier this year showed that the world will still be exposed to climate change and global warming even if the public works to stop all greenhouse gas emissions, Business Insider's Aylin Woodward previously reported.
According to the Rhodium Group, a privately owned economic data company, the greenhouse gas emissions rate in the US fell 2.1% last year. Nevertheless, according to Rhodium, there was no net decrease in the emissions rate between 2016 and 2019.
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