It’s more than just our cars
There are more than 1 billion vehicles on the road worldwide, including buses and trucks, which are disproportionately heavy polluters.
It’s bad for our health
Transportation-related air pollution contributes to an increased risk of death, particularly from cardiopulmonary causes, and it increases the risk of other respiratory symptoms and diseases such as asthma.
It contributes to global climate change
Every gallon of gas used by a motor vehicle emits more than 19 pounds of carbon dioxide and other gases that trap heat in the atmosphere and lead to climate change.
It’s a limited resource
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, there are fewer than 1.3 trillion barrels of crude oil left in the world oil reserve, which at the current rate of consumption would last the world only 41 more years.
What can you do?
Explore alternative energy sources like biofuels and wind power,
switch to a more fuel-efficient car, take public transit if you can, or ride a bike!
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