Pollution Caused by Cars

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Global Warming

Climate Change Solutions. Canadian website about solutions to global warming. Includes a report on how municipalities can control greenhouse gas emissions.

Beyond a Shadow of a Drought. January through April 2000 was the hottest such four-month period ever recorded in the U.S., according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Seventy percent of the country was much warmer than usual during the period, while less than 1 percent was significantly cooler than usual. Drought has hit much of the Midwestern U.S. this year, as well as a number of regions in Asia and Africa. While scientists can’t pin any one weather event on global warming, these types of temperature increases and dry periods are in line with climate change predictions. Meanwhile, researchers say that spring seems to be coming to the Great Lakes region nearly a month earlier than it did 139 years ago, perhaps as a result of global warming. (read the full article in Grist Magazine, 5-00)

Air pollution probable cause of most childhood cancers

…according to a British study published inthe Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (read article…) Jan. 17, 2005

Pollution & Energy Use by cars

It is possible that no invention has had as profound an effect on society as the passenger automobile. It did not take long after its introduction in the early part of this century for the auto to quickly become the primary means of transportation in the United States, where there are now 752 motor vehicles for every 1,000 people (World Almanac 211). While no other country can match the excessive automobile use of the U.S, it’s not for lack of trying. Even in China, where the use of bicycles by its citizens is legendary, the number of cars has been doubling every five years for the past 30 years (World Resources Institute, hereafter “WRI” 172).

But reliance on cars is not without its problems&emdash;the most obvious being air pollution and energy consumption. (read the rest of the article, 7-99)

Natural gas buses may be no better than diesel

Think natural gas buses are better than diesel? Think again. (read the article)

Other Articles

Assorted statistics on automobile pollution

Air pollution may trigger sudden deaths (Los Angeles Times, June 2000)