What do you expect when you put people in cars they feel good about driving (or at least less guilty), which are also cheap to buy and run? Naturally, they drive them more. So much more, in fact, that they obliterate energy gains made by increased fuel efficiency.
Seems the carbon emissions are not going down the way they were supposed to. Now, what happens if we get Americans to drive greener, more efficient cars. More sprawl? Yikes!
Just can’t win.
Or can we?
Are there forms of transportation we can use more and do more good?
Hmmmmm… I wonder.
I like the green argument for bicycling and walking. My decision to go all-in when I moved to Springfield was primarily a green decision. It’s become so much more, of course. But I think the green argument is still worth making — especially to the Millennials.