[oclug] Parking for Aug Meeting
rjordan at student.math.uwaterloo.ca
Wed Aug 1 10:51:10 EDT 2001
> Quoting Michael Collins <mhtexcollins at austin.rr.com>:
> > I would add that they are the greatest producers of global warming.
> Erm, cars don't produce global warming. Petro based cars do emit gasses that do
> contribute the greenhouse effect that cases global warming.
> Non-polluting cars won't do that. That's why they are called non-polluting :P
I've never heard of a non-polluting car that was more than a marketing ploy.
Electric cars simply displace the pollution to power plants.
Similarly for hydrogen based cars (although less so).
Solar panels requires a large amount of energy during production.
Even horse powered buggies, will release methane and other
You might be able to pollute less, but I don't think you
can have a car that is non polluting. Even if it was non-polluting,
it would certainly expend energy which would contribute to the heat-
entropy end of the world.
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