Without Greenhouse Gas emissions is Like all Electric Vehicles. So let’s do this!
So thanks to COVID-19 we are seeing what really no cars on the roads mean for our skies. It’s nothing but breathable and clean. Meaning without greenhouse gas emissions out there being created on our roads.
For as the Wall Street Journal reports: The Los Angeles smog has lifted, water in Venice’s canals has cleared. So China’s factory emissions have fallen so dramatically the change can be seen from space.
International travel restrictions and city lockdowns designed to slow the spread of coronavirus have led to swift and sometimes surprising environmental benefits.
The long-term implications are unclear but many climate scientists now expect greenhouse gas emissions to fall for the first time since the financial crisis more than a decade ago. That’s when without greenhouse gas emissions from power dropped by 7%.
“I expect a bigger impact than the great recession of the late 2000s or early 2010s and a drop, perhaps several percent, in global carbon emissions,” said Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State.
As I’ve written about in the present of transportation.
Research from 2017 shows us that 28.9% of all greenhouse gas emission in the US was due to modern transportation.
These numbers vary across the world, but the underlying truth is very clear – we are slowly (but very surely) condemning our planet to a slow and painful death.
Our generation is also witnessing some of the more apparent consequences of the greenhouse effect: melting ice caps, the rise in global temperatures, wildfires, deforestation, and the extinction of so many species.
While luckily, we have come to our senses somewhat and have started trying to limit the damage we are doing, only time will tell if what we are doing is enough.
But let’s not adopt an apocalyptic view, and explore instead why electric vehicles are the future, and how they will help the environment:
As again I’ve written: Here are some other reasons why we do need to have more electric cars on the road:
a) No oil changes
b) No spark plugs
c) No other real repairs.
So to start folks and as reported on Wired:
Everyone’s saying it: The future of driving is electric. The big-name car companies have plans to start giving Tesla some tough competition.
Jaguar’s I-Pace electric SUV is on sale soon. Tesla used vehicles are starting to creep below $39,000. Also, Porsche has a Mission E Cross Turismo. That which looks like an SUV’s Panamera (in a good way). And normal cars for regular people are going the same way. Combined, Ford and GM plan to offer 34 full electric models in the next five years.
Finally, Each year, American passenger cars and trucks burn 121 billion gallons of gasoline. Furthermore and spew upwards of 3 trillion pounds of carbon pollution into the air. These emissions are from both the vehicle tailpipes and the “upstream” emissions. All from extracting, refining, and transporting the oil to our vehicles. Our dangerous dependence on oil has resulted in many catastrophes the years, and every day, we send more than $500 million abroad to pay for oil, increasing our national debt and dependence on many nations hostile to our policies.