Leftism isn’t a religion, but we do recommend that you drive a different route that is going to take longer so that you can help to change the weather.
From Google’s blog:
Climate change is no longer a distant threat — it’s increasingly local and personal. Around the world, wildfires, flooding and other extreme weather continue to affect our health, our economies and our future together on our planet. We need urgent and meaningful solutions to address this pressing challenge. That’s why last year we committed to bold action to run our data centers and campuses on 24/7 carbon-free energy by 2030.
Companies aren’t the only ones asking what more we can do to help the planet — increasingly people are asking themselves those questions, too. So today we’re sharing several new ways people can use Google’s products to make sustainable choices. Among them, we’re introducing new features to book flights or purchase appliances that have lower carbon footprints, a Nest program to support clean energy from home, and eco-friendly routing on Google Maps — which is rolling out today. And when people come to Google Search with questions about climate change, we’ll show authoritative information from sources like the United Nations, in addition to the existing news sources that we currently raise up in the carousel. It’s all part of our goal to help one billion people make more sustainable choices by 2022.
We’re adding new features to help make decisions about travel — from what flights to book to where to stay. Launching globally today, we’re bringing carbon emissions information to Google Flights. You’ll be able to see associated carbon emissions per seat for every flight, and quickly find lower-carbon options. And when you search for hotels, you’ll see information on their sustainability efforts, from waste reduction and water conservation measures to whether they’re Green Key or EarthCheck certified.
We’re also helping people make more sustainable choices when they shop, starting with home appliances. When you search for energy-intensive products like furnaces, dishwashers or water heaters, suggestions in the Shopping tab will help narrow your search to cost-effective and sustainable options.
Traveling by car is one of the more carbon-intensive choices people make on a daily basis. Starting today in the U.S., and in Europe in 2022, Google Maps will let you choose the most fuel-efficient route if it isn’t already the fastest one. We estimate that this could save over one million tons of carbon emissions per year — the equivalent of removing over 200,000 cars from the road — and save you money by reducing fuel consumption.
This is settled science.
If you drive a different pathway on your journey, it changes the weather.
We’re trying to make the weather colder, because it’s getting too hot out this bitch, and everyone is getting so sweaty.
Also, if it’s too hot there will be more hurricanes. Or, there will be the exact same number of hurricanes there have been through recorded history, but they will be… more destructive.
This is real and if you believe in it you’re a totally rational and intelligent person.
And of course an efficient censorship, because Google knows on all levels what is good for you and what is bad for you. Don't be evil was yesterday, today we force you into our world of thoughts!
— Bachsonate (@Bachsonate) October 6, 2021
This also shows that google maps doesn’t see the role they’ve played in destroying neighbourhoods by routing traffic through residential streets that were never meant to take them.
This change will just make streets even less safe for everyone who isn’t in a car.
— Sarah 🍓 (@SarahJ_Berry) October 6, 2021