Thursday, September 20, 2007

Environment : It is just a numbers game

Number of cars and light trucks on U.S. roads.

2.7 trillionTotal vehicle miles traveled in the U.S. in 2006.

160%Increase in the amount of miles driven since 1970 in the U.S.

$66.3 BillionAmount spent by local, federal and state governments on U.S. highways in 2005.

5%U.S. share of the world's population.

45%U.S. share of world's total global warming pollution from vehicles.

28%Percent of U.S. global warming pollution coming from transportation.

15Number of states that have adopted California's global warming pollution limits on cars.

3The Big Three car companies (GM, Ford and Chrysler) that have joined USCAP, a partnership calling for a US national cap on global warming emissions.

0Number of federal bills passed to cap and reduce America's global warming pollution from all sources.


ecoshopper said...

On CNN homepage there was a feature story on Iceland how they are going to have hydrogen cars in 2 years and eliminate all fossil fuel cars within decades. There are major car companies working on making Iceland the prototype. There is hope. If not us - Europe, Japan will have the technologies developed...

CyberCelt said...

@ecoshopper-we already have the technology, it is just hard to get the big foot of oil and gas off the neck of the consumer.


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