Climate change in the past decade has made the Earth a hazardous place to survive on. There are a number of factors that contribute to climate change, but automobile emissions stand as the third biggest contributors. The greenhouse emissions from combustion vehicles have been increasing at an alarming rate and call for a curb.
Changes in the climate not only affect the planet but also humans. Unfavourable weather conditions could reduce crop yield leading to malnutrition among people. Increased heat leads to heat strokes and is known to cause infectious diseases. Increased heat could lead to droughts affecting the overall health of people and leading to dehydration.
Although removing combustion vehicles off the road is not the only way to better climate change, it is a small and effective step towards a better living. Combustion vehicles alone contribute about 15% to the climate change and eliminating them would prove to be fruitful for the environment given their higher carbon footprint.
Research shows that the releases by electrical vehicles are less harmful and lower in intensity when compared to combustion vehicles. The emissions of electric vehicles are also said to decrease/ get cleaner overtime as the environment gets cleaner, which is not the case with combustion vehicles. Although electric vehicles are safer, they also generate risk of higher electricity generation and subsequently a harmful emission. But with the use of solar power and wind to generate electricity, the emissions from power plants can also be significantly reduced and improved.
The number of public transport India has on the road, it is even more crucial that we adopt an electric friendly means of transport. Electric rickshaws are one of the most commonly used vehicles of public transport, and the higher the number of electric rickshaws, the better for the environment.
The sudden rise of Coronavirus has proved that with enough effort, the world can be a cleaner, better place to live in. The pollution in numerous most polluted cities of India has come to an all-time low, and the only way to keep this consistent is to adapt more environmental-friendly means of transportation. For a sustainable future and the better health of the planet, it is necessary that adequate measures are taken to curb climate change, city by city.
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