People in Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe want cars just as much as Americans do. The skyrocketing demand is raising hopes, hackles, and questions about sustainability. As we near the end of the century, the human population has more than doubled, but the car population has increased tenfold -- to 500 million. Within another 25 years there may be 1 billion cars on the world's roads. Yet consumers, industrialists, and economic planners are all neglecting the prodigious strains that automotive expansion is placing on both human and environmental health.

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  • Authors:
    • Tunali, O
  • Publication Date: 1996-1


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Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 24-33
  • Serial:
    • World Watch
    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: World Watch Institute
    • ISSN: 0896-0615

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  • Accession Number: 00716658
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 21 1996 12:00AM