In 2016, record high levels of carbon dioxide were recorded in the atmosphere. The use of non-renewable resources is comparable to a ticking time bomb, sooner or later, we will run out of fossil fuels, but not before completely dissipating our earth. One of the most effective ways at reducing carbon emission would be switching to electric cars. It is estimated that if every gasoline powered car in the United States switched to electric, we would be reduce annual carbon output by 417 million tonnes. However, one such problem with this switch would be the 29% increase in energy demand. Unfortunately, this increase in energy consumption would be counterproductive toward reducing carbon discharge as 81% of our energy comes from fossil fuels. This means that in order to significantly diminish the amount of carbon in our atmosphere, we need to expedite the installation of alternative energy methods while simultaneously outsourcing traditional means of energy production. Currently, the price of electric cars is what prevents most people from making the switch. Fortunately, as more and more companies begin producing electric cars, parts will become more accessible, meaning that electric cars will affordable to everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status. It is much easier to prevent than to repair, and as we slide further down the hole of environmental decimation, preventative methods, even if as small as switching to an electric car, need to be taken in order to preserve our beautiful earth for subsequent generations.
(adapted from Haiku)