AUTOMOTIVE EXHAUSTS EMISSIONS AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
ENGR. JOSEPH .O. AMAECHI
Faculty of Vocational and Technical Education,
Ignatius Ajuru University of Education,
Port Harcourt, River State,
THOMAS CHINUJINIM GODSTIME
Faculty of Science and Technical Education,
River State University of Science and Technology,
Automotive exhausts’ carbon emissions contribute to global climate change, which can have serious consequences on humans and their environment. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, carbon emissions, in the form of carbon dioxide, make up more than 80 percent of the greenhouse gases emitted in the United States. The burning of fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. These carbon emissions raise global temperatures by trapping solar energy in the atmosphere. This alters water supplies and weather patterns, changes the growing season for food crops and threatens coastal communities with increasing sea levels.
Automotive engine, carbon emissions, fossil fuels, environment, climate change, and pollution.