The planet is our home; we need to be more responsible. Here's what I do.
What would you undo?
The motor car.
It’s one of the many dreadful inventions whose legacy is negative. Petrol emissions, the pollution.
The car creates a need. Oil excavation in the poles is the end result. Then the roads that go with it. And the deaths on those roads. Careless driving. Drunken driving.
Juggernauts vehicles, traffic jams. Hurriedness, rushing to get places and impatience are all In there.
Fumes and speed and boy racers. Jealousy and resentment Top Gear. Jeremy Clarkson. All these ills might be lessened would there were no cars.
Chelsea tractors, SUVs, more expensive less practical, more flashy, less economical. People carriers with lots of seats.
School runs. Less walking. Obesity. Disconnecting with each other due to lack of human contact inside those steel boxes.
Driving while phoning. Without due care and attention. Crimes of speed.
All part of the car’s ugly legacy.
(The photo is a bike with a cover to keep the rain off which is streamlined what a great alternative.)
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