Transportation Policies and Pollution
This paper examines global warming, rising oil prices and transportation policies.
# 99856 | 1,410 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 |
Published on Dec 04, 2007 in Environmental Studies (Economics and Policy) , Environmental Studies (Air Pollution) , Environmental Studies (Environmental Problems) , Hot Topics (Global Warming)
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The paper discusses the growing amount of carbon dioxide emissions that automobiles release into the atmosphere, causing global warming. The paper also looks at the growing need for less costly public transportation due to high gas prices. The paper then considers doubling gas prices and creating a low cost or free public transportation system that would allow limit air pollution. The paper shows the importance of cities implementing cost efficient and clean forms of fuel within their public transportation policies.
From the Paper:"The current issues surrounding global warming is being directed at the growing amount of C02 emissions that automobiles release into the atmosphere. At the current rate of global warming the statistics relate that the planet is getting 1 degree warmer every year human beings release these dangerous fumes into the air. For the past ten years Earth has been decidedly becoming a warmer place to live. However, global warming does not necessarily mean warmer air or climates, but is usually related to warmer oceans. Some biological experts feel that warmer oceans contributed to the 23 Atlantic hurricanes of 2005, as well as to the reduction of natural habitats for animals near the polar circles that will become extinct if carbon Monoxide continues to melt the ice caps."
Sample of Sources Used:
- "Fighting Global Warming on the Transportation Front." 2006. King County Metro Transit. 16 October, 2006. <http://www.metrokc.gov/kcdot/transtoday/2005news/oct/tt102405_warming.htm>
- Nesmith, Jeff. "Global warming study finds real change in America". 2004. Seattlepi.com. 16 October, 2006. <http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/198840_climate09.html>
- "Poll: Americans Angry About Gas Prices." 2005. Abcnews.com. 16 October, 2006. <http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/PollVault/story?id=1058451>
- "Transportation." 2006. Environmental Protection Agency. 16 October, 2006. <http://yosemite.epa.gov/OAR/globalwarming.nsf/content/ActionsLocalSmartSavingsTransportation.html>
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