Friday, February 06, 2009

Efficient Car Myth

With the recent announcement of a 10 lane monster bridge here in Vancouver it might be timely to examine the idea of the efficient car.  Some supporters of the highway expansion project claim that we don't need to worry about greenhouse gas emissions or local pollution because the increased traffic will sometime in an unspecified future be replaced by magical super efficient cars.

A recent article in The Progressive, The Myth of the Efficient Car, examines this issue. The article points out that, "...the looming catastrophe of global pollution, including climate change, will never be solved by building more cars – efficient or otherwise."

Meanwhile the private partner involved in building the bridge, Macquaire Group, is having problems.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

nice article upon pollution issue..... i had found more information about basic of pollution issue but this is not sufficient. If you know more please explain.