Dedicated to the balanced discussion of global warming
Environmental Defense – March 20, 2007
This is an easy article since it should have no controversy. It is simply a list of statistics regarding automobiles. Since many people think that we should cut back on auto emissions to reverse global warming, this should be an interesting read.
- 232 million – Number of registered vehicles in the U.S.
- 600 gallons – Average amount of gasoline consumed by one U.S. car each year.
- 12,000 pounds – Amount of carbon dioxide emitted from one U.S. car each year.
- 240 – Number of trees needed to absorb the 12,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emitted from one U.S. car each year.
- 2.7 trillion – Number of miles U.S. cars and light trucks traveled in 2004. That’s the equivalent of taking 10 million trips to the moon.
- 5% – Percent U.S. population is of the world population.
- 30% – Percent of world’s automobiles in the United States.
- 45% – Percent that the United States contributes to the world’s automotive carbon dioxide emissions.
- 4 – Number of car companies that support a national cap on global warming pollution. They are Ford, General Motors, DaimlerChrysler and Toyota.
- 0 – Number of bills passed by Congress to cut global warming pollution.
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