Magazine: ‘We’ll See You in Carbon-Emissions Hell’

August 15th, 2007 12:38 PM

 When Marie Claire magazine isn't busy making women feel like they are too old or too fat, they are telling women who drive SUVs they'll be heading to "carbon emissions hell."

The September 2007 issue of Marie Claire features a sidebar in their "McBulletin" section entitled "Highway to Heaven."

"Consult our quick guide to fuel-efficient cars, then cruise through the tollbooth at the pearly green gates," the tag line explained, nestled between a scale of "good" and "evil" signs.

According to the piece, if you drive a Toyota Prius Hybrid or a Honda Civic Hybrid, you are pious and your reward is "Dinner in heaven with Leonardo DiCaprio."

Drive a Honda Civic or Accord, Toyota Corolla, Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD or Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4WD and you will get a "Bear hug from Al Gore."

More like Manbearpig hug from Al Gore.

If you want Greenpeace to "slash your tires," drive cars like the Lexus Rx, Ford F-150 4WD, Jeep Wrangler 4WD or Ford Mustang.

And to those who dare to drive a Hummer, Ford Explorer or Cadillac Escalade, Marie Claire said: "We'll see you in carbon-emissions hell."

Marie Claire is published by Hearst magazines, the publisher of Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Redbook and O: The Oprah Magazine.