Pastor Jim Ball has a message for car buyers. “Most people don’t think the kind of car they drive has anything to do with their faith. We want to show them how it does.” Ball plans a campaign based on one question: What would Jesus drive? “Evangelical Christians,” he says, “ought to relate everything we do to the Lordship of Christ.”
Despite more than a decade of warnings about the risks of global climate change, Americans are buying sport utility vehicles in record numbers. Automobile engines produce nearly 20 pounds of carbon dioxide, a leading greenhouse gas, for every gallon of gasoline burned. That means that SUVs, with their extraordinarily low gas-mileage rates, are stand-out contributors to the CO2 emissions that fuel climate change.