And that is the point. If people were more aware of how the dangers are. I don't really think people are that aware and would still do the stupid decision to go for an ice car if you have got an alternative of an EV car around the same price point. And Governments have a constitutional role in improving human health. On that barometer alone, Governments are entitled to those technologies which improve health. And again, people vote with their wallets.
Exactly, people vote with their wallets - the majority of people could care less about the environmental or health impacts of ICE vs EV, but if an EV costs less to purchase and operate with the same operating convenience, then you'll see more people shift to an EV - but here's the problem, we're not there yet.
Telling people what they already know (health/environmental effects) of ICE plays a very small role in their purchasing decision, this is the reality. Has nothing to do with "cover-ups", has nothing to do with "big oil", has everything to do with what people want.
You can argue all day long that "well, people should" or "if they don't, they're stupid" or whatever, but that doesn't change reality.
As for the Governments go, of course they play a vital role, but as you've seen over the last 2 years, when it comes health concerns of the population, they need to tread very, very carefully. There is a lot of distrust in experts and Governments right now, and the wrong move by a Government will only strengthen that distrust.
I did see you were silent on the UK.
What about the UK? You made the same comment in the other thread discussing the exact same thing and I gave you my comments there.