Government bans the sales of cars 100%…a big shock as automakers in California are worried about loosing market shares.
As we all know or at least many of us know, the impact of climate change and green house gas emissions is no longer a matter that should be taken lightly.
Weather patterns are constantly changing and things are gradually sliding into uncomfortable zone of unpredictability even for the meteorologist.
California has refused to fold it’s hands and watch the damage continue in its state.
Unending bush fires, excessive rain falls and the flooding that follows after, the rising sea levels and many more woes that we have been experiencing in recent times in both within and around the world.
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That is why the Governor of California Gavin Newsroom has recent announced his signing of an executive order that will prohibit the sale of new cars with an Internal Combustion Engine in the golden state starting from 2035.
In a press release, Newsom’s office said, “California Air Resources Board will develop regulations to mandate that 100 percent of in-state sales of new passenger cars and trucks are zero-emission by 2035, a target which would achieve more than a 35 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and an 80 percent improvement in oxides of nitrogen emissions from cars state-wide.”
The following statement following the announcement also made it clear that even though the sales of the internal combustion engine vehicles will be banned, that those who already have them will still be allowed to use them and even resale them if they want to after the ban becomes active. More so, certain vehicles will be exempted from the ban list, we are not sure which ones yet.
The big wheelers also are not spared as regulators have been asked to come up with plans to also take the gas powered medium and heavy duty trucks off the road.
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California is not on this mission alone, Oregon and Washington are also considering related but not exactly the same proposals.
Do you know that the state of California accounts for a shocking 1% of entire global oil demand, and is the second-biggest state consumers of gas in the U.S. just after Texas?
The Governor really seems to be moved by the impact of climate change when he made this powerful and emotional statement:
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According to Gizmodo a 2019 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change showed a tremendous and catastrophic difference between a 1.5-degree-Celsius increase and a rise of 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). Just two weeks ago, the United Nations warned that the planet is likely to hit that 1.5˚C increase in at least one year between now and 2024.
See what someone said regarding the ban:
While this is ambitious, it’s merely posturing and will not amount to anything. People will just go across the borders to Oregon, Nevada, Arizona.. and buy the car they want and drive it back.
What do you think about all this?
I think it’s a great plan for the future of our planet.
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