In one of my earlier blogs, I had a nice debate over the issue of the administration’s attempt to roll back mileage standards. In essence, the argument was made that modern cars emit almost no pollution….Well, the article below should put this to rest. We know empirically that transportation accounts for about 60% of different air pollution components. Yet, now that cars are mostly off the roads, air pollution levels are dropping exponentially….Yes, a good portion of this is due to the lack of industrial production, but look at the map for places like LA and NYC…
Oh, and the second thought? This crisis represents an opportunity to really look at the benefits that alternative, clean technologies can provide…..Think about it.
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Pollution made COVID-19 worse. Now, lockdowns are clearing the air.