A brief introduction to climate change and transportation: How to reconcile people's love affair with their vehicles and society's need to reduce carbon emissions?
In a new article, Yale Climate Connections outlines worrying trends in transportation greenhouse gas emissions, both in the U.S. and globally, and points to behavioral and technological changes can be employed to to drive down emissions.
The New York Times today published an article with detailed maps of automobile emissions in the U.S. Despite significant national progress in reducing emissions from power generation in recent years, transportation emissions have remained stubbornly high. After decreasing during the Great Recession, transportation emissions have been increasing since 2013.
A recent New York Times article highlights how traffic congestion and air pollution levels have plummeted across the country's major metropolitan areas as cities shut down due to coronavirus-- an illustrative reminder of the impact of transportation on the environment. In the Bay Area, where 6.7 million residents were ordered to shelter-in-place last Monday, Bay Bridge traffic has decreased roughly 40 percent compared with two weeks ago.