Global warming endangers many aspects of our life: habitat health, basic human needs, high temperature, rising seas, severe flooding and droughts…etc. Our personal vehicles are mainly responsible of this, as well as factories and all machines that are gasoline-powered. Cars and trucks account for approximately one-fifth of all US emission, which is roughly estimated as 24 pounds of carbon dioxide, in addition to other global-warming gases.Only about five pounds of this emission comes from delivery of the fuel, extraction and production. Surprisingly, more than nineteen pounds per gallon is produced by cars’ exhaust-pipes.
However, in the majority of countries around the world transportation sector which includes: autos, trucks, trains, planes, freight (movement of goods), etc. accounts for higher percentages of carbon dioxide emission than almost any other sector. What is worse is that the extraction and refining of unconventional oils, such as tar sands and tight oil will probably increase in the upcoming years, which means viciously global warming in turn riches very high levels.
What is the ideal solution then? To ban the use of cars and other machines that are petrol-powered! Definitely, this is a fallacious idea. An ideal solution for climate change could be: firstly, providing universal access to electricity to all people on the world. Secondly, obtaining renewable energy and thirdly, doubling energy efficiency rate. These are the ultimate solutions that UAE is trying to achieve by 2030 according to The National. All countries around the globe have to team up, put hand on hand and exert a lot of effort to put actions on the ground.
To put it in a nut shell, achieving all of the previous solutions as quick as possible is the key for swiftly solving this escalating dilemma, but above all, electric cars should be put into consideration.