Carbon tax turns into a health risk

日期:2019-03-02 05:14:04 作者:原镝 阅读:

BRITISH efforts to reduce global warming are good news for the climate but may need to carry a health warning. In 2001 the UK began taxing vehicles according to their carbon dioxide emissions. Because diesel cars emit 20 per cent less CO2 than petrol-powered vehicles, by 2005 diesel ownership had increased by 21 per cent. The downside of diesels is that they emit more particulates, which can cause respiratory and heart problems, so Hadi Dowlatabadi and Eric Mazzi at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada,