Opinion: Take public transit

By Joanne Forman (doesn't own a vehicle),, Taos
Posted 8/8/19

The electric car is not a panacea.Very few seem to question the unspoken assumption that every person on the planet should have 3,000 of metal, plastic, etc. in which to transport (usually) one body. …

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Opinion: Take public transit

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The electric car is not a panacea.

Very few seem to question the unspoken assumption that every person on the planet should have 3,000 of metal, plastic, etc. in which to transport (usually) one body.

This raises several questions: How much more electricity would be needed to charge every vehicle? Where would it come from? The factories that manufacture cars - will they retool to be all-electric?

The underlying assumption of many, if not most, thinking and writing about climate change is that somehow we can keep consuming at the same rate.

Forget it.

This writer is not particularly a fan of the supposed "good old days" but I do remember when there was public transit - everyone used it and no one felt low or deprived because they used it. There was a national railroad system and even small cities had public transit.

We have public transit - the Blue Bus. Use it.

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