Curbing an onslaught of 2 billion cars

Laurance, William (2016) Curbing an onslaught of 2 billion cars. bioGraphic, 15 June 2016. pp. 1-6.

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By 2010, our planet had reached a remarkable milestone: one billion cars—or, to be precise, one billion motorized vehicles, including cars, trucks, buses, and motorcycles but excluding off-road vehicles such as tractors and bulldozers. Of course, the overwhelming majority of these vehicles are powered by fossil fuels. And if that figure isn't troubling enough, by 2030, it's projected that we will have double that number: 2 billion cars. Should we reach this ominous milestone, what will it mean for our planet, our environment, and our biodiversity?

Item ID: 44516
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Keywords: biodiversity, cars, deforestation, highways, pollution, roadkill
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2016 03:28
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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