Driving and the Environment

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Carbon dioxide is essential for all life on the planet. Without it, the average temperature on Earth would plummet by 33°C, creating an environment too cold for most species to survive. But too much carbon dioxide is just as dangerous and the average Canadian vehicle releases more than four tonnes of it—roughly the weight of eight full-grown dairy cows—every year.

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Read on to learn more about the connection between fuel consumption and climate change.