Cars are doing us more harm than good. Cars pollute the air and water. They clutter up the land with roadways and parking lots. Cars encourage not just the burning of fossil fuels, but drilling, too, resulting in significant ecological degradation. Cars fill our neighborhoods
unnecessarily large, carrying extra weight, burning extra gasoline, and creating extra pollution when smaller, more efficient vehicles would do the job just as well.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, has worked to increased the real danger to New Jersey residents by cancelling public transportation projects, while keeping his Homeland Security backpack protection programs up and running.
Air pollution from cars is making America’s children fatter, and killing far more people than traffic accidents. So, why isn’t the Department of Homeland Security on the case?
Dateline: May 21, 2011, 11:00 AM. Prominent Christian preacher Harold Camping is heard every day on on Family Radio, broadcast from coast to coast. According to him, today is the day of the Rapture and Judgment. When the largest earthquake ever known to mankind shakes
Take a close look at this picture. How many people are riding the bicycles? How much space do they take up? What is the density of bicycles per unit area on the road? How much space does the person driving the car take up? What
First, try to reduce or eliminate your use of a car that day. Second, consider what local, state and federal government actions could take place to make it easier for you to live without using a car every day – and take a step to support those actions.
What we need is not emergency CPR for America’s car economy, but true transportation reform to establish post-car methods of environmentally sensible and economically affordable ways of getting around.
What kind of changes are you willing to make in your life to ensure that you won’t be doubling your driving time in 21 years?
Senator John Ensign needs to stay in the Senate to help push through his legislation enabling the Las Vegas Motor Speedway can build a new parking lot. This is where Ensign’s two great legislative agendas come together. That parking lot sure would keep those 115 acres of land managed, and it would help to encourage more people to get out on the road and burn some gasoline. The Las Vegas Motor Speedway would do its fair share, of course, by running race cars at highly inefficient speeds, spewing greenhouse gases all the more, helping to preserve the 20th century way of life, and staving off any efforts to deal with global warming.
GM management says not to worry, because some of the profits from the sale of cheap cars made in foreign countries by workers who don’t have full labor rights in factories that don’t meet environmental standards will come back to the United States, to GM executives. A little of that money, then, will trickle down all over the rest of us.