How Are Automobile Transportation Emissions Affect Our Future?

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We have all heard about global warming. Still we hear debates on whether its effects are real or not. Most people today believe that it is a real thing, but cannot accept that it is something that will affect their lives. People are always looking in the short run for what will make their lives more convenient and get them through their day easier. Jared Diamond, a Professor of Geography at UCLA and Pulitzer Prize winner, wrote an essay in Time magazine addressing how our actions affect us. He stated, Before our twin sons were born in 1987, I had often heard about all the environmental problems projected to come to a head toward the middle of this century. But I was born in 1937, so I would surely be dead before 2050. Hence I couldn’t think …show more content…
Do we have to stop all global warming causes right now? Good luck. Big corporations like Exxon Mobil and Saudi Aramco can’t allow us to quit emitting carbon dioxide into our environment because that will mean we aren’t burning coal, gas, and oil, which also means they won’t be making their hundreds of billions of dollars annually. We have to look past these corporations towards bettering our planet. To focus this idea more, let’s look at one question: In what ways are automobile transportation emissions affecting our environment and what new technologies are being invented and used to help solve this environmental …show more content…
But why don’t we see very many of them out on the roads? The first, and most significant, reason is that these alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) are much too expensive. These AFV’s use very new technologies and cannot be produced in large quantities yet because these technologies are expensive. The producers of these AFV’s (Nissan, Chevrolet, Tesla…) do not get large profits from making massive amounts of these cars. AFVs are unfortunately for only a select audience. That is why only one percent of cars that drive on our roads, as of 2008, are AFVs

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