Whether or not you believe in climate change the movement is changing our society. Cars are made with stricter emissions regulations. In addition car manufacturers are moving closer towards creating more electronic vehicles.
Recently California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that bans the sale of internal combustion engine cars after 2035. Newsom’s office stated,
California Air Resources Board will develop regulations to mandate that 100 percent of in-state sales of new passenger cars and trucks are zero-emission by 2035, a target which would achieve more than a 35 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and an 80 percent improvement in oxides of nitrogen emissions from cars statewide.
People will still be able to drive and purchase used gas powered cars. Although any sale of new vehicles that aren’t purely electric will be banned. Scientist have said that they believe that the wildfires are caused by climate change. It is thought that the emissions from all of the gas powered cars are harming the environment.
In a press statement Governor Newsom said, “This is the most impactful step our state can take to fight climate change.” “For too many decades, we have allowed cars to pollute the air that our children and families breathe. Californians shouldn’t have to worry if our cars are giving our kids asthma. Our cars shouldn’t make wildfires worse and create more days filled with smoky air. Cars shouldn’t melt glaciers or raise sea levels threatening our cherished beaches and coastlines.”
While most of us can say we care about the world we live in should we have to get rid of all gas powered vehicles? We want to hear your thoughts. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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