25 Aug '11, 7pm

There are Now One Billion Cars Stuck in Traffic Around the World

There are Now One Billion Cars Stuck in Traffic Around the World

Photo credit: Cory M. Grenier via Flickr/CC BY-SA According to the most recent stats, there are now a record one billion cars on the world's roads. One billion cars doing long and short commutes , one billion cars spurring the growth of unsustainable suburbs , one billion cars stuck in traffic around the world. In other words, there's around one car for every person in China, or a car for every seven people worldwide. And that number is expected to more than double over the next 40 years. There are clearly a number of reasons to be concerned about this ... ... Not the least of which is that automobile emissions are a major global contributor to climate change. But with demand for cars spiking like mad in China, and beginning to do the same in India and Brazil, such an explosion in the automotive industry looks rather inevitable. Climate Progress's Stephen Lacey parses the ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/one-billion-cars-...

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