Developing a Comprehensive Green Transportation Program Increasing population, the development of previously undeveloped regions of the world, and the increased consumption and output that is a consequence of these phenomena have apparently placed a substantial burden on the world environment. Researchers and scholars in the field of environmental science and related fields have concluded that to continue at the current level of pollution and waste emission is unsustainable in itself, and that the efforts of nations such as the United States to reduce its emissions “has hardly begun” (Speth x.-xii). While arguments vary in regards to what may be the ultimate cause of environmental degradation, the consensus seems to be that the “vast...The end:
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