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- Marching Since: March 01, 2006
A gallon of gasoline weighs just over 6 pounds. When burned, the carbon in it combines with oxygen from the air to produce nearly 20 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2). By switching from a gas guzzler to a hybrid, you can literally save the earth a couple of tons of greenhouse gases.>
The Arctic ice is thinning. The ranges of disease-carrying mosquitoes have spread, carrying malaria, dengue fever, and other diseases. Spring comes earlier, fall later, and the growing season has become longer and warmer.
We can heed these warnings—or we can wait until the problems become even more difficult to handle.
If fuel economy were improved by 5 mpg, American consumers would save 1.5 million barrels of oil per day. This would equate to an annual reduction of approximately 55 million metric tons of carbon emissions per day. Moving the world’s drivers to more fuel-efficient automotive technology, such as hybrid cars and alternative fuel vehicles, could be one part of a comprehensive strategy to mitigate global warming and its effects. The time is now.