The automobile has become a primary mode of transportation for commuters worldwide in the last century, but due to increasing concerns about greenhouse gas emissions, there is a demand for change.
This article by Matthew Rozsa, writing for Salon, makes the following points:
- Roughly 17 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions come from automobiles.
- More than 90 per cent of US workers drive to work, compared to only about 47 per cent in the European Union.
- The most obvious path to a post-car future is energy-efficient mass transit.
- Further lowering of emissions can be achieved by using green energy to power transit.
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