Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: New Zealand
No no, it's a baby fur seal that gets killed!
Seriously, emissions are a complicated business.
Without a cat, you'll have decreased your CO2 emissions. That's right - catalytic convertors produce MORE CO2. So, what you've done is better for the planet (less global warming, now called 'climate change' after many countries had their coldest winter in 60 years). Now for every mile you drive, one island nation is slightly less flooded by rising sea levels.
However, your nitrous oxides emissions have increased. So now there's more acid rain falling in Sweden for every mile you drive, and another tree dies, meaning the loss of habitat for the <insert name of local woodpecker> and decreased absorption of CO2.
But, the engine runs better and uses less fuel due to the greater efficiency. So there's less unburned hydrocarbons, and less carcinogenic benzene in the air where you drive...
'00 GTV V6, '08 FIAT 500, shell and parts for a '71 FIAT 850 Coupe