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  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    The Fossil Fuel-Powered Car

    The Modern Automobile Must Die; If we want to solve climate change, there's no other option.

    Emily Atkin, August 20, 2018 (The New Republic)

    “…Changing the way we power our homes and businesses is certainly important…[but] the only way to achieve the necessary, aggressive emissions reductions to combat global warming is to overhaul the gas-powered automobile and the culture that surrounds it…[Cars and trucks account for nearly one-fifth of all U.S. emissions…[and the U.S. transportation sector—which includes cars, trucks, planes, trains, ships, and freight—produces nearly thirty percent of all US global warming emissions ...[In 2017, as a result of coal plant closures,] the country’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased as a whole…[but] the transportation industry’s emissions increased by 2.3 percent…[The cultural love of cars and the political influence of the automotive industry have] so far prevented the public pressure necessary to provoke widespread change…[To do that, cars must be] charged with electricity…[and] the electricity that powers those cars must be renewable…” click here for more

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