A quick list of the carbon-intensive sectors whose climate pollution can be largely attributed to car culture – (((Matthew Lewis))) 1 billion Cal students @mateosfo – Twitter
(((Matthew Lewis))) 1 billion Cal students @mateosfo · Apr 5
A quick list of the carbon-intensive sectors whose climate pollution can be largely attributed to car culture:
1. Steel: 8% of global emissions; car industry consumes 15% of that directly, indeterminate amount indirectly for road infrastructure (construction).
2. Concrete: 8% of global emissions, indeterminate amount attributable to cars.
Most car infrastructure is made of concrete and steel.
3. Oil: 34% of global emissions. 50% of oil is consumed by cars.
4. Buildings: 30% of global emissions. The sprawl-style development that is necessary to maintain robust car sales increases building energy use by at least 2x and increases embodied carbon (steel, concrete) from the need for more materials than denser/infill development.
Taken altogether, there is no other driver of climate destruction that comes close to car culture. And so there is no way to solve climate without ending car dominance of our cities.