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Summary

Increase in population and increasing urbanization have led to an explosion in traveling. The environmental impact of transportion is a concern.

All transportation emits, among others, carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. A conveyance is more or less effective depending on distance traveled and number of passengers. All are good at getting us around.

Note: The amount of CO₂ released by a cyclist is so small that it was neglected for this simulation.

Select the number of people to transport: 1, 5 or 300.

Click and then drag the thumbnails to classify vehicles most ecological to most polluting.

Click on "Check" to see the actual ranking.

 

Learning goals

  • To reflect on energy efficiency and ecomobility.
  • To distinguish between individual transportation and public transportation.
  • To investigate the links between transportation, health and global warming.

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In modern societies, transportion contributes more than 25% of greenhouse gas emissions and effects of all transportation (planes, trains, ships), road transportion (cars, trucks, buses) produces…

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