In an effort to cut air pollution and tackle climate change, plans have been announced for New York's famous yellow taxis to "go green". The carbon footprint of Native New Yorkers, say experts, is growing year-by-year, and needs to be addressed.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that the city's footprint was now a major problem, and that the change, though a radical one, was "absolutely necessary".
Native New Yorkers, different to plain old New Yorkers, were the subjects of a 1977 song by Odyssey, in which they were told "You should know the score by now", and Mayor Bloomberg clearly does.
Eighty teams of painters will undertake the enormous task to daub the fleet of more than 13,000 taxi cabs. Some will be painted Emerald, some Lime, and, a select few, British Racing Green.
Traditionalists say it's an affront to Native New Yorkers, who love their yellow taxis.
Albert Weinstein, who is a Native New Yorker and a taxi driver, said:
"Climate change and global warming are one thing, but green taxis? You godda be kiddin' me!"