Monthly Archives: January 2004
Posted on January 1, 2004 by Arbor ScientificGlobal warming is a hot topic. Scientists tell us that our hunger for energy may be heating up the planet, but we remain unconvinced. We're loath to accept the fact that our desire for mobility, is to a large extent, fueling the warming. Most of us are taken aback when we learn that an average car produces six tons of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide annually. With over two hundred million vehicles on our nation’s highways, the amount of CO2 pumped into our atmosphere each year is staggering. While the automobile is certainly not the only source of man-made CO2, it definitely is a major contributor. It’s no wonder that both scientists and senators are anxious to find an emission-free vehicle.