Our Message to Climate Leaders: Clean Up Transportation
Global leaders need to phase out oil production and focus on electrifying cars, trucks, airplanes and other modes of transportation with renewable energy.
That was a key message delivered this week by the Center at the United Nations climate conference in Madrid, Spain. Transportation accounted for nearly one-quarter of global carbon dioxide emissions in 2016 and is the fastest-growing source of climate pollution.
"Beating the climate crisis means both keeping oil in the ground and weaning ourselves off the dirty petrol fueling cars, buses, trucks, airplanes and ships," said the Center's Jean Su. "The world's addiction to oil must end, and the first step is giving the public transportation that's oil-free."
Read more in EcoWatch.