A new report suggests the emissions from automobiles could be a major contributor to global warming, and a major source of greenhouse gases.
The report, published Monday by the nonprofit Carbon Tracker Initiative, is based on a survey of more than 1,000 respondents across the world.
The report found that carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to climate change, with other major greenhouse gases accounting for less than 1 percent.
“Carbon dioxide emissions are a major threat to our climate,” the report’s co-author Andrew Steenstra, the CEO of Carbon Tracker, said in a statement.
“The amount of CO2 emitted from all sources, including vehicles, is equivalent to the emissions that are produced by the entire U.S. energy sector.
This is a serious threat to the global economy, and we need to act now to protect our economy.”
The Carbon Tracker report suggests that in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change from happening, the world will need to take more steps to reduce the carbon footprint of our lives.
It suggests that we cut our transportation emissions by at least 40 percent, cut the carbon emissions of factories and power plants, and invest in renewable energy sources like wind and solar.
As we have previously reported, the fossil fuel economy is causing a rise in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
As a result, climate scientists say that carbon emissions from transportation and other sectors will continue to grow, increasing the overall amount of greenhouse gas emissions.
In its report, the Carbon Tracker says that by 2030, the total carbon footprint from transportation will rise by about 80 percent compared to the current levels.
In addition, the report notes that transportation emissions will be rising faster than the growth in emissions from other sectors like manufacturing, agriculture, and energy.
According to the Carbon Report, in order for the world to avoid a “tipping point” in carbon emissions, the emissions would have to be reduced by 80 percent by 2030.
But, if we don’t take action now, the impacts of this will become more serious over time.
“There is no doubt that reducing CO2 emissions will require significant and coordinated action,” Steenstrom said in the statement.
“While many of these solutions may seem complex, they are achievable through shared investments, innovation and cooperation,” he continued.
“We can make progress and reduce CO2 from transportation by investing in clean technologies and energy efficiency.
But to do so we will have to make a concerted effort to increase our investments in renewable, renewable-friendly energy sources, reduce the cost of power, and reduce our use of fossil fuels.”
While it is important to reduce our carbon footprint, Steensten says that there is no single solution.
“It is not just about reducing carbon emissions,” he said.
“That is a complex problem.
We have to find ways to make the systems that we use, like cars and trucks, cleaner and more efficient.
And the best way to do that is to use renewable and energy-efficient technology, like wind, solar, and biofuels.”
Carbon Tracker is currently developing a new report on the future of energy systems that will provide a more detailed view of the climate impact of transportation, which is already one of the most important drivers of climate changes.
The Carbon Tracker Report will be released later this year.
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