Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few years, you will be more than aware of the strain that our planet is under due to global warming. For years now there have been warnings about how we are destroying the planet, but until recently all of the warnings have pretty much been ignored.
Now we can physically see the way in which global warming is affecting the world, with longer summers and melting of the icebergs, it is hard to deny that we don’t have to make changes now. We have all started to do our bit, but the odd house in a random country remembering to turn off their lights before they go to bed isn’t going to cut it.
Something that is an absolute fact is that one of the biggest detriments to the Earth is the use of cars, however many people think that driving is a necessary evil in order to make sure that our world is operating in the best way possible. However, a research firm now has reason to believe that this is not the case and cars will in fact become obsolete soon, but why do they think this?
One of the main reasons that this firm believes that people will no longer be using cars is due to the fact that the world, in general, has become much more health-conscious. We realized that as a community we spend a lot of time sitting at desks all day, followed by a lot of time sitting in our cars and driving home. Because of this, many people are choosing to pick alternative travel methods. It’s not like people can choose to just not work at a desk anymore, so it means that the cars have to go.
People are choosing to walk, bike, or bus instead of driving. The amount of people doing this is only increasing every day and this firm predicts that in the next 50 years, we will all be doing it.
Costs and Complications
If you are someone that owns a car, you will be more than aware of just how annoying owning a car can be. You have a long list of costs, that vary from your insurance to just general fuel costs. On top of this, you need to sort out your MOT and do a car history check. Cars are also just extremely unreliable and can break down easily and with very little notice. Because of these reasons, many people believe that they are simply not worth keeping and are choosing to use public transport instead, which works out to be a fraction of the cost and is often much more reliable than your standard car.
Other travel solutions
Every year, a brand new travel solution hits the market that is more efficient and much cheaper than your standard car. The world is turning electric, which means there has been an increase in smaller electric vehicles being released into the market. Right now there has been a trend of people using electric scooters and bikes to travel. Previously people had chosen not to use these due to them requiring a lot of effort in order to operate. With the introduction of electric models, they require a lot less effort to use and so they have regained popularity.
There have also been advancements in public transport, such as bullet trains. This means public transport is more efficient than it has ever been. With this, more and more people are choosing to use public transport over cars.