The other day long-time Portland journalist Jeff Mapes tweeted out a clipping from 1966, "Automobile Explosion Must Stop."
|Earlier this month|
Add to this [inconvenience from congestion] a most serious danger: the poison which the increasing numbers of cars spew into the air that is basic to life....The fact beyond dispute is - somehow and some time we have to stop building civilization for autos and start building ones for people.
The citation is more about particulate emissions than carbon pollution, but the point is the same. Cars produce many harms in the urban environment and more widely, and we need to take more drastic steps to reconfigure our mobility in cities.