Sunday, January 07, 2007

Emissions from Vehicles Way Up in Kyoto Signing Europe

See the New York Times January 7, 2007 article Car Boom Puts Europe on Road to a Smoggy Future by Elisabeth Rosenthal.

■ “Vehicular emissions are rising in nearly every European country, and across the globe. Because of increasing car and truck use, greenhouse-gas emissions are increasing even where pollution from industry is waning.”

■ In Dublin, Ireland “the number of cars has doubled in the last 15 years”…“nearly everyone drives — to work, to shop, to take their children to school — in what seems like a constant smoggy, traffic jam.”

■ “The 23 percent growth in vehicular emissions in Europe since 1990 has “offset” the effect of cleaner factories, according to a recent report by the European Environment Agency. The growth has occurred despite the invention of far more environmentally friendly fuels and cars.”


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