Time for one car per household limit to tackle climate change: Yorkshire Post Letters

From: Dr Paul Muller, Woodthorpe Gardens, Sandal, Wakefield.

Should car use be limited? Dr Paul Muller poses the question.

I HAVE just read Bernard Ingham’s excellent article on climate change (The Yorkshire Post, March 18).

Our wealth is shown by the number of cars in the drive.

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The cars are so large they no longer fit in the garage. 
Nearly all cars can go over 100mph using massive amounts of fuel.

Typical rush hour congestion prior to the Covid pandemic.

Most households in the west have two or three cars each driven by one person.

There are now so many cars on the roads that our towns and cities are often gridlocked. We are able to travel all over the world at speeds of 500mph.

The faster you travel the fuel consumption increases exponentially, pumping the CO2 directly into the upper atmosphere causing climate change to occur even faster.

In order to reduce the levels of CO2 and nitric oxide in the world atmosphere, we must stop producing so many vehicles.

Only one small car per family.

Each car to have a small-high powered petrol engine.

Massively improve public transport so that all people can get to and from their place of work easily.

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