I'm not crazy, the attack has begun.
AFAIKIs this actually the case?
In fact, I saw a presentation some time back showing that actually a lot of the pollution at various moments in the day in London is more likely to have been blown in from mainland Europe rather than generated here, due to prevailing winds and, effectively, their low coast-line:area ratio that means pollution builds up over dense areas, particularly for airborne sulphur compounds.
I'm just saying we've basically cracked the 'diesel' emissions issue and it is a silly time to throw all that hard won engineering knowledge away just on a hunch and merely feeling it is not good. I mean look at all the pejoratives thrown at 'diesel' in this thread.
To separate out petrol and diesel and then vilify only the latter is the work of a luddite dullard who does not understand technology and does not want to. Which seems odd, in the context of people who fawn over EVs as the only solution, and that can fix everything.
If you [generic 'you'] want to throw rocks at both petrol and diesel, then, OK, I can understand your thought process there and we can talk about that, but you have to have a solution ready for those who can't afford EVs, have no drive, need a big car, need a long range car. Have you?