Global warming is a real scare. With natural gas vehicles, we can help slow down the effects of global warming. The gas that is emitted from cars cause negative things to our environment, and they are helping to spur on global warming. With cars that are run on natural gas, the global warming will slow down.
Not only would pursuing natural gases be helpful to the environment, but it would also make the transition easier in the future. Gas prices are rising, and oil is getting harder to get and will eventually run out. If we make the switch now gradually, it will be beneficial to the environment because we wont have to drill for oil or worry about oil spills anymore.
Anything and everything that can help reduce and fight global warming needs to be added to the list of plans. Historically automobile emissions rank very high on the list of offenders that are contributing to the greenhouse effect and therefore must rank high on the list of things to be eliminated to help reverse it.
I do agree that natural gas vehicles should be a priority in combating global warming. There are millions of cars on the road today, most of which use petroleum. These vehicles are one of the main culprits in the CO2 emissions behind this global warming crisis. If we replace more petroleum engines with bio diesel engines, we can greatly help the problem.
Our vehicles as a whole give off so much pollution. However, natural gas vehicles give off much less. I think vehicles as a whole need to be examined in the fight against global warming, and natural gas vehicles are a great start.
I have seen fleet and personal use vehicles converted to burn natural gas ( I believe it was propane.) The lower costs and low emissions make this option attractive. To push to prioritize this has its own set of problems, though. For one, as we have seen recently, tapping and storing natural gas can be a dangerous process. Witness the recent explosions of gas lines, and problems posed by leaks and flammability issues. Again, if natural gas has less of a carbon footprint than petrol, then it should be promoted as such.
Natural gas is one of the solutions for having the fuel that we want with less damage to our globe. It is cheaper, which is good for the economy and local resources and will limit our dependence on the Arabian oil.
Any attempt to use any natural substance to better our environment is a good idea. For global warming to be stopped we have to make drastic changes in the energy we use. More focus should be put on trying to combat global warming by find alternate energy sources. It took a long time for the environment to become the way it is and it will take a long time to change.
I think that natural gas vehicles should be prioritized to help global warming. Global warming is a serious issue and we need to do what we can to prevent it from getting worse. Natural gas vehicles will be healthier for the environment and if the government and companies make it a priority, consumers are likely to also make it a priority. By making it a priority, people will be more willing to develop those vehicles because they will be able to produce them faster, which means more profits for companies.
Alternative fuel vehicles such as the natural gas powered car is an excellent way to reduce carbon emissions from vehicles is a positive thing. With all the vehicles being used reducing carbon emissions by even a percentage can make a big difference. Plus if we use natural gas vehicles we also reduce our dependence upon foreign oil.
Natural gas fracking, the process by which deep holes or wells are hydrollically drilled in order to reach natural gas resources, contaminates local ground water with many harmful chemicals. These harmful chemicals contaminate the ground water, because the water used to drill the natural gas wells or pumps is laiden with many chemical components that act as catalysts or other production agents which inturn crack bead rock and seep into natural ground water. This contaminated water serves as well water to many local people. The health of America's ground water and the world's ground water is too precious to be conaminated by this process of natural gas extraction. I recommend watching the documentary titled Gas Land for further refrence about the topic of natural gas extraction. I hope you are at least intrigued to research the effects of natural gas fracking for yourself. There are many things that "the people" need to be looking out for and one thing is to look out for the well being of others and not let ourselves be so decieved about a perfect solution to the oil problem.
No! We need to start relying on the electric cars and sell them at lower costs so average people can get excited about them and use them. With all of the green energy that abundant, natural gas cars should be low on our list; we need to start making the average working American stiff have a chance to make their cars and homes green without the cost that deters most of them. I would GLADLY trade in my old gas guzzling (and inherited) car for a green car, but that is unlikely to be possible.
There really is no conclusive evidence that global warming is happening at all. And, there is quite a bit of evidence that this is just a natural weather pattern caused by the sun, not us. With that said, I do believe that we should still try to lessen the amount of harmful gases we put into the environment, by any means possible. Therefore, natural gas cars are just one of many things we should be doing to clean up our environment.
Global warming does not exist. The weather on the Earth has natural cycles and a significant amount of carbon is natural, emitted on Earth and naturally taken back. In the 1970's, scientists were worried about global cooling. In fact, many scientists today do not use the word global warming anymore, but rather say climate change. Converting to natural gas would not be beneficial. There are better ways to manage out resources. I believe that we should invest much more technology into better gas mileage. We could really do much better. I care about our environment and believe in using resources effectively, but I think that scaring everyone into believing the world will end if they pollute is foolish.
Natural gas vehicles do produce less CO2 than gasoline-powered vehicles, but the reduction is relatively modest. A 20% figure is often quoted. They can be a part of the fight against global warming, but should not be prioritized. Plug-in electric vehicles should be the primary priority, as they produce no CO2, along with increased construction of environmentally friendly electrical generation facilities.
If global warming requires that carbon emissions be reduced, natural gas vehicles are inferior to electric cars fueled by hydro-electric, solar and other non-carbon emitting power sources. And natural gas vehicles risk explosions at a far higher rate than gasoline fueled cars, that do explode in some wrecks. And that is offset by natural gas being both less efficient per mile than gas and requires new infrastructure be built. Either require more fuel efficient gasoline cars or go all electric. Natural gas is a poor intermediate solution.
Natural gas, while 'cleaner' in a general pollution sense than other fossil fuels, is still a fossil fuel and thus produces carbon dioxide when burned. Natural gas is also still a limited resource. Additionally, having natural gas vehicles would allow the current city planning (or lack thereof, ie sprawl) to continue by staying focused on a car-travel infrastructure instead of focusing on planning denser, more pleasant cities that are also more suitable for public transportation.
I am not of the opinion that global warming is a life threatening trend. I once heard the argument that no one had to force people to change transportation from horse-drawn carriages to cars, they simply made the change when they realized that it made more sense. The same argument applies to newer technologies, we don't need to prioritize any particular technology, just continue improving and in time people will make the intelligent changes.
Natural gas vehicles should not be prioritized in plans to fight global warming because it puts the responsibility of the solution on the shoulders of the auto industry. Natural gas vehicles should be a component of plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, they should not be considered a priority because the technology has not been introduced to the consumer market. That takes money, time, and research. If natural gas became a priority, it shifts the costs of implementation onto an industry that is already suffering. Additionally, there is an additional cost that befalls the consumer that is untimely given the economic situation.
First of all there is no such thing as global warming. It is a fraud, maybe the biggest fraud in the history of man. Secondly, there are huge amounts of oil that can be used for gas. They are making new discoveries every day. What is so wrong with using this abundant supply of oil for fuel?