March 30, 2017

Should there be Limits on Car ownership in Developing Countries?

Although cars have revolutionized our mobility and world operations, however, their environmental harms are plenty. The developing countries are already low on their environment protection level. Therefore, the situation gets exacerbated there with an increasing use of cars. This paper questions and analyzes whether there should be limits on car ownership in developing countries? It is worth considering that although, the environmental effects of cars are so harmful that the use of cars should be restrained, however, it is also noted that if Green alternatives can be employed, limitations should be taken off.

Acid rain and greenhouse effects are among the popular and most destructive harms caused by cars (Brems, 2010). The fuel that cars burn for energy leaves harmful gases in the air which leads to health and environmental degradation. Acid rain is one of the major adverse effects. Similarly, greenhouse effects make the situation worse. If such harm continues, the situation would keep getting worse and destroy the existence of life on planet Earth (Joireman et al., 2004). Joireman et al. (2004) further argue that a life-preserving, visionary and futurist approach demands that the use of cars be limited so that the environment could be protected. Therefore, cars ownership ought to be regularized at governmental level in developing countries.

However, it is imperative that one looks for alternatives. Many environment friendly cars are being made these days which are environment friendly. Although, these cars turn out to be quite expensive, however, since they save the environment, so their use should not be limited and they should be promoted as much as possible (Coad et al., 2009).

In a nutshell, environment destructive cars’ use should be limited while environment friendly cars should be made more affordable and accessible and their use should not be restrained.

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