6738Re: Living with Driving
- Jan 1, 2004
> Positive, but changeable. Do you think that people are going toPeople would not drive as much if the price of gasoline were increased
> drive the
> same amount, and consume the same amount of gas (legally) at
> These external costs would change when the amount of gas consumed is
> Would you then change the gas tax to reflect these lower external
> Adjust yearly?
significantly. But we need to reduce the amount of fossil fuel burning
to the minimum amount possible. This is because greenhouse gases from
oil, coal and natural gas hang in the atmosphere for upwards of 120
The effects of accumulating greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are
cumulative. Over time, the impacts from more and more fossil fuel
burning throughout the world will continue to worsen; extreme weather
events fed by global warming become more common. It might be necessary
to raise the price of fuel even more to account for the worsening
marginal costs of global warming.
"Global warming is unpleasant news. The costs of doing something
substantial to arrest it are daunting, but the consequences of not doing
anything are staggering."
- Jerry Mahlman, senior atmospheric research scientist
The best thing to hit the internet in years - Juno SpeedBand!
Surf the web up to FIVE TIMES FASTER!
Only $14.95/ month - visit www.juno.com to sign up today!
- << Previous post in topic Next post in topic >>