According to Time Magazine, the big culprit for global warming is... your ice maker!
So they want to impose new regualtions on ice makers, and raise the cost of them. This sort of ban-tax makes no sense when seen from a scientific point of view. Ice makers contribute a vanishingly small percentage of green house gasses.
It only makes sense when considered from a religous point of view.
You see, environmentalism is a religion. It requires all the basic elements of a religion: a god, a theology, absolute faith, rituals, and sacrifices.
One of the scarifices is human comfort. Turn your air conditioner off, turn the heat down.
And now, warm vodka tonics.
The automatic ice maker is the pinnacle of human acheivement: indoor plumbing, electricity, refrigeration, all combined into a handy, life saving device.
So naturally, it must be eliminated!