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The Other Climate Threat: Transportation

A global travel surge is inevitable, but runaway growth of mobility-related CO2 emissions is not

Andreas Schäfer, Henry D. Jacoby, John B. Heywood, Ian A. Waitz

transportation around the worldClick to Enlarge ImageWith world population and wealth on the rise, the use of motorized transportation will expand globally. Since transportation already is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions, this growth has serious implications for climate change. Understanding the history of transportation use gives insights into which fuels, technologies and public policies may best control emissions from this vital sector of the world economy.


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