Hubris: The Troubling Science, Economics, and Politics ... Aug 22, 2016 11:36:46 GMT -5
Post by fauxmaha on Aug 22, 2016 11:36:46 GMT -5
Consider how many gallons of gas you run through your car each year.
An average would be around 500 to 600, more or less. (13k miles per year / 25mpg)
Consider how many gallons you run through your lawn mower.
Two? Maybe three?
No matter how well controlled for emissions, your car is going to put more pollutants in the air than your lawn mower. In fact, it isn't even going to be close. Particularly if we are talking about carbon emissions, for which there are no controls. The best your car can do is use a catalytic converter to convert CO into CO2, but in the end, the total amount of "C" going in is exactly equal to the total amount of "C" coming out.
Not to mention all the emissions from your electric consumption, home heating consumption, etc.