Posted by admin on March 22, 2009
Shut down your engine!
Transportation is one of the main causes for the global warming. This is why more and more efforts, resources and education put into this issue. The amount of CO2 we can save from the planet is huge, if we will pay more attention to the need of reducing the transportation harms.
Driving the private car is maybe the worst thing to do, because we are transporting one, two, maximum five people at a time. Using buses and trains are also causing the pollution, but in a smaller amount per person. While 50 people can drive one city bus, it’s the best solution comparing to 30 cars. Of course, the best solution is the bicycles and other no fuel ways to transport, but this is another issue.
There is a disturbing phenomenon, in the big cities, where people are parking for few minutes and remaining the engine to work. Is there an idea behind it? I’m not sure. More than 130,000 tons of CO2 are polluting the air for every car that stands with the engine on, in neutral drive. That’s too much and that unnecessary.
In NYC, there is a new law against this phenomenon, and people will pay up to $250 fine against leaving the car, parking with engine on, for more than a minute. It will be hard to find and fine these people, but it’s a good start.
The better way to fight this phenomenon is education, real ecological education, which will explain and teach about the CO2 dangerous and deadly causes.