It shouldn’t have to be that we will only change our way of getting around when the price of gas goes up. But that’s usually the way it is.
When the gas soars over 5 dollars a gallon more folks will move to places where they don’t have to drive so far to their jobs and shopping. More folks will use public transportation, or use alternative transportation to get around.
The public at large will consider ideas like High Speed Rail, when they wouldn’t have when gas prices were low. But we shouldn’t have to wait until we are forced by gas prices to change our transportation behavior.
According to the Environment Protection Agency, 27% of greenhouse gases we emit are caused by transportation, gas-guzzlers spewing out global warming gases. We should recognize the problem of Climate Change before disasters hit and act rationally and wisely.
Gas - Up 15 Days in a Row - Rochester, News, Weather, Sports, and Events - 13WHAM.com Rochester, N.Y. - The cost of gas has gone up for 15 straight days. The national average hit $3.71 a gallon. In Rochester, prices are creeping up to $3.89--$3.99 per gallon (April 7, 2011) Home - Rochester, News, Weather, Sports, and Events - 13WHAM.com