Clean Cars and Global Warming

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Every gallon of gasoline that is manufactured, distributed, and then burned in a motor vehicle, emits 25 pounds of carbon dioxide, the primary global warming gas, into the atmosphere. In California, transportation causes more than half of the state’s global warming emissions. Nationwide, motor vehicles are responsible for a quarter of the United States’ global warming emissions, more than most other countries emit from all sources combined.

And things are only going to get worse. National fuel efficiency standards have stagnated for the past decade and regulation loopholes for SUVs, minivans, and light pickups are driving up emissions by dragging down fuel economy. At the same time, the number of motor vehicles in the United States is expected to double in the next several decades. In California, the number of vehicles and the number of miles those vehicles travel are supposed to double within two decades.

What Does Global Warming Mean for California?

In a study commissioned by Union of Concerned Scientists and the Ecological Society of America, the state’s leading scientists predict that global warming will cause more frequent and severe storms such as El Nino, flooding, erosion and landslides in the winter. In summer, Californians can expect more droughts as a result of reduced winter snow pack, and more frequent and severe wildfires, winds, and heat waves.

Global warming will cost California dearly. In addition to increased natural disasters, increased temperatures will reduce crop productivity and make crops more vulnerable to new pests and pathogens. Many of California’s rare and unique species will not be able to adapt quickly enough to survive the climate changes. Increased temperatures will cause more smog and more convective storms that in turn carry acid rain and pollute out fresh water systems. Warmer ocean temperatures will result in loss of coastal fisheries and ocean productivity.

How Can ZEV’s Help?

The global warming reductions that fuel-efficient gasoline vehicles provide are offset by the increasing number of vehicles and vehicle miles traveled in California. We need clean, advanced vehicles, such as battery electrics, fuel cells, and super-efficient hybrids.

By providing Californians with clean alternatives to gasoline vehicles, the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program reduces global warming emissions. Electric vehicles reduce global warming emissions by 70 percent, even with the power plant emissions caused by recharging. Battery electrics that run on clean power and fuel cells that run on hydrogen can reduce global warming emissions 100 percent.

The ZEV program is the only program in the country that is spurring the development of the technology that can eliminate global warming pollution in cars and trucks. The ZEV program is delivering the clean, fuel-efficient vehicles that will benefit California’s economy, environment, and public health.

Source: Confronting Climate Change in California, with special thanks to




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Hey I am really concerned about global warming and all the I will kill you comments and nasty comments has nothing to do with Global warming so I think that you people should all be concerned about Global Warming it's a serious thing that may kill us all and our children and so on so I think that out of everyone in this world should do something about it alright byebye And for all you people that more care about killing people then stop alright and all the gayness it isn't right and all you guys should know it alright I have to go and remember to take it very seriuosly, The Great Alaskan
01/25/2007 15:23

well it wold help if this website had more info on globel warming enough todo a research paper thats due in a wekk duhh help

01/25/2007 14:52

what is the real point of just sitting around complain abou tit we no its real theres no point in covering it up we wshould be trying to fix it before mother her just just gives up on us and distroy her eco system
01/16/2007 7:24

Thats horrible! I think everyone should take responsible for the globle warming. That already become a serious issue to us...Hey guys, have you read that news, it was talking about hundrends of dead birds dropped from the sky in the westen of Australia and North of America.... Scientists still dont know why... I think maybe because of globle warming...
01/13/2007 6:15

i think global warming is horrible we needs to save the birds!! an our planet!

01/11/2007 6:06

what if this causes iceage when ozone gets bit better when where flooded out and world trade center is underwater 100%
01/10/2007 16:17

listen globle is a real problem & if u don't belive me & this site than u all r in 4 some trouble & it's going to really hurt when it starts to get really HOT & u strat to complain & u know it so keep doing it & u will see y they call it globle warming because u will know & feel it!

01/09/2007 15:14

Get on your bicycles you fat lazzy yanks and stop your 20 million barrel a day habit
01/06/2007 14:10

global warming is real you are just to stupid or conceited to realize it. It is happening right before our eyes and its not just china thats causing it its the whole world . In the summer people want ac and that is part of it to
12/20/2006 10:31

hello global warming is real your ust to stupid or conceited to realize it. If you just look around you can see its affects. And whoever is talking dirty keep doin it!
12/20/2006 10:25

it is not reall people !!!!! scientist have proved that it's not real



12/08/2006 10:33

water vapour will be gone for ever until I COME BACK!
11/27/2006 9:09

I think this is all going donw hill..... Because of the technical
difficaulties NASA has had in the years. If I'm wrong the bums will
live for eva
11/27/2006 9:08

quote "carbon dioxide, the primary global warming gas"
What happened to water vapour?
11/15/2006 15:56

000000000000000000so much has been said about global warming and its redundancy that when the time comes for its didastrous effect to dominate the earth, we would be at a lost to correct whatever mistakes we made by protecting and using ice vehicles.

Has anyone bothered to research into a pure and absolute 100% ZEV that will truly be accepted by the public because of its qualities not found in others like travelling from San Diego To Reno non stop?This is possible with present liquid batteries we have. It will not explode upon impact which gives added protection. It can power the biggest trucks, ATV's, trains, boats, ocean liners, Battleships, Carriers, Drones, Planes, etc.
11/01/2006 9:09

Cars make carbon monoxide a poisonous gas co. people breath out carbon dioxide. co2 stupid
10/22/2006 20:19

you idotis plants used what humans breath out not smog
10/22/2006 20:00

REV - 11 Those that destroy the earth will be destroyed It is God will
10/22/2006 19:19

did you ever think that earth is moveing closer to the sun so another plant can creat life

10/18/2006 6:54

hello i am a student from garden school.
we are trying to find out, if there is such thing as globle warming.
i want to know what is globle warming.
what kind of globle warmings are out there, (i was wondering you don't mined if you could tell me detail.)
what cause them to happen.
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10/17/2006 12:31

hi

10/03/2006 16:27

hey, if such things are happening why is no one in interest to the idea of TWD (Total World Distruction). Citizens of the U.S. and People of the world. Our home is in serious danger, i agree with whom ever said this is not a chat room for such dirty things!Now if people want to know the real problem and causes of GW its NASA. NASA has put holes in our atmisphere!!! In case you havent notice, the sun is really hot!!! With the temp of the ocean and amount of heat coming out of these holes NASA has created. We don't have enough time to fix these problems. Just keep this in mind (NASA STOP SENDING YOUR ROCKETS INTO SPACE!!!!!!!!!)
09/30/2006 8:32

please delete this page. The law of conservation of mass demands that if produce 25 lbs produced in a chemical reaction then your must start with exactly 25 lbs of something elese. The above page is nonsense.
09/24/2006 16:57
Actually, the other 16 lbs. comes from ambient Oxygen.
we as a people sould work with each other to save the planet. the amount of money we spend on wars , fighting disease and not curing it. and buring away the earths resourses. blaming nations pionting fingers wont get us any where. the world accords wont either. the world needs action. not more bull Action ! why not as a person not purchase anything for 1 day or 1 week and record the small insignifcant effests that it had on your life. it might catch on ? if you where proactive and commeted to really changing the world and saving our race. just think the money you do spend contrbutes to the death of us all! some sooner than others? write to me and let me know your ideas to save the world. if you havent got one dont waste your time. barneymiller57 at hotmail.com
09/22/2006 19:48

gases are not the main reason for G.W part of the reason yes! but if you realy think that botteling the gas is the solution! then the proplem is worse than i taught? 6 billon and counting thats what the problem is and it started when we invented farming ! it has excelarated since the industiral revelution! the Planet will sort itself out sadly our race will disappear when it does. we are not masters of heaven and earth! we are merly just a over stayed parasite. all the Drs, scientist and reserchers cant prevent the self destruction of the Human rase? tell the world what to expect! tell them how we are going to die? we have murdered our children! the planet will survive ! G.W doesnt mean the end of the world like we comfort our sleves in that knolege. its the end of man and not 1 person can change that. if 6 billon consumers stop spending we might have a chance. some one explain to me as time goes on what is being done, how that is effect G.W. and if and when we fail what will happen ? barneymiller57 at hotmail.com
09/22/2006 19:32

this site is suppose to inform each other about the effects of G.W, what we can do to prevent it and or even what will happen as the world get warmer, but it seems to me that no-one is interested in an real debate?
09/22/2006 19:07

hey i think we need to do something fast we atre destroying earth, our HOME THINK ABOUT IT
09/19/2006 15:23

I am concerning about the issue of global warming, I am a Chinese. I think that CH4 is the most important gas in triggering global warming, because it could not be easily used in the natural eco-system, however, CO2 can be utilized by plants. When organic materials were treated by anaerobic technology, especially in manure treatment system, the CH4 was produced every day. In this aspect, the invention modern toilet system may be the primary evil cause, and the anaerobic wastewater treatment system is the second.


I have an ideal of decreasing CH4 emission. It is to change the manure treatment system through innovation of toilet system and animal manure anaerobic treatment system. If the anaerobic system was adopted, the CH4 produced in the system should be able to be collected and be used as fuel.
Bailin
The College of Animal Science and Technology
Sichuan Agricultural University, Ya’an Sichuan China, 625014
Email: blin at sicau.edu.cn

03/19/2006 20:22

I am concerning about the issue of global warming, I am a Chinese. I think that CH4 is the most important gas in triggering global warming, because it could not be easily used in the natural eco-system, however, CO2 can be utilized by plants. When organic materials were treated by anaerobic technology, especially in manure treatment system, the CH4 was produced every day. In this aspect, the invention modern toilet system may be the primary evil cause, and the anaerobic wastewater treatment system is the second.

I have an ideal of decreasing CH4 emission. It is to change the manure treatment system through innovation of toilet system and animal manure anaerobic treatment system. If the anaerobic system was adopted, the CH4 produced in the system should be able to be collected and be used as fuel.
Bailin
In Sichuan Agricultural University blin at sicau.edu.cn

03/19/2006 19:21

I think that CH4 is the most important gas in triggering global warming, because it could not be easily used in the natural eco-system, however, CO2 can be utilized by plants. When the new organic materials were treated by anaerobic technology, especially in manure treatment system, the CH4 was produced every day.

I am concerning about the issue of global warming, I am a Chinese. I have an ideal of decreasing CH4 emission. It is to change the manure treatment system through innovation of toilet system and animal manure anaerobic treatment system.

03/19/2006 18:59

I am concerning about the issue of global warming,I am a chinese. I have an ideal of decreasing CH4. It is to change the manure treatment system through innovation of toilet system and animal manure anaerobic treatment system. Bailin, in china. blin at sicau.edu.cn
03/19/2006 18:54

I think that CH4 is the most important gas in triggering global warming,because it could not be easily used in the natural eco-system,however,CO2 can be utilized by plants. When the new organical materials were treated by anaerobic technology, especially in manure treatment system, the CH4 was produced every day.
03/19/2006 18:43

hello
03/18/2006 16:28

yo is everybody as freaked out about this as I am? oh ya everyone who wrote a coment has misspelled two or three words
03/15/2006 19:14

its a natural effect,climate change has been here since the earth was born,ok we humans don't help,we should cut down our harsh gases.
02/26/2006 11:36

Cory Adkins was here I LOVE BOOBIES
02/21/2006 9:41

www.pigland.com i made it it is the that ate my mom

02/21/2006 9:39

i like to eat food
02/21/2006 9:35

We are all going to die because of these greedy a** people who don't care about the Earth, or anything thats living on the planet.The only thing they want is money. Just give me the money!
02/20/2006 8:59



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