“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.”―JOHN F KENNEDY
If current trends continue, private car ownership worldwide will triple to 2 billion vehicles by 2050, increasing road emissions by 80%.
As it is, transport is responsible for 22% of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, pumping 8.07 billion tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere in 2015—cars being the worst offenders. To prevent the Earth’s climate warming beyond 2°C, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has stated that global CO2 emissions must be cut by at least 50% by 2050.
With a business-as-usual mind-set, there’s little hope of this happening.
Or we can choose a different future for ourselves. The average personal vehicle emits around 5.23 tonnes of CO2 each year, enough to fill 2 hot air balloons. While the commercial sector catches up with cleaner and more efficient fuels and technologies, each of us can make a difference by modifying how we get around.
Human power is a common theme throughout all thriving Micro Earths. We’ll explore how this simple, low-stress mode of propulsion can improve health, quality of living, and keep money in a person’s pocket.
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