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US.Autos Cause Half of Global Warming

June 7, 2008

U.S. Autos Account for Half of Global

Warming Linked to Cars Worldwide

U.S. automobiles and light trucks are responsible for nearly half of all greenhouse gases emitted by automobiles globally, according to a study by Environmental Defense that provides the first comprehensive look at how American automobiles and driving habits contribute to global warming.

The study also found that the Big Three U.S. automakers account for nearly three-quarters of the carbon dioxide released by cars and pickup trucks on U.S. roads. The good news is that you and other drivers can do a lot to change this situation, starting today..

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