Petition to use electric-powered vehicles in Metro Manila

Petition to use electric-powered vehicles in Metro Manila

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Arvin Herrera started this petition to Department of Environment and Natural Resources and

Intoduction to the Problem. Air pollution especially in dense cities have been a problem for several nations across the world - whether developed or underdeveloped. Metro Manila is no different. It has been the main contributor of pollution in the Philippines. Population of the vehicles in the said region is one of the big factors that causes the air pollution. These vehicles hit the streets of Metro Manila in large volumes everyday which also causes heavy traffic almost everywhere. Some of these vehicles, especially the public utility ones, are exhausting fumes which causes the pollution. Furthermore, engines of these vehicles are powered by fuel.

Statistics. According to the statistics, there are over 360,000 vehicles that travels along EDSA alone everyday. That's 13.6% of the average daily traffic in Metro Manila which ranges up to 2.7 million vehicles. 69% of air pollution came from vehicle emissions. The 62 out of 69 percent came from Metro Manila.

Consequences. 

  • If neglected, the air pollution will ruin the biodiversity of the region
  • Health problems to the residents and citizen of the areas
  • It'll decrease the tourist rates in the country
  • Animals in the area would experience either adaptation, migration or extinction.
  • Higher temperatures in the area.

Benefits.

  • Less oil consumption
  • Less emission of harmful gases
  • More eco-friendly cars
  • Prevention of further effects of air pollution
  • Can contribute to cooler surroundings

Philosophical View. This petition can be considered a social ecology since its effects can have a large impact in several individuals especially to their overall health. It can also negate effects of air pollution especially to the community.

Solution.

  • Collaboration of Automobile companies with the local and national government to promote the electric-powered vehicles
  • Support of the majority of the citizens
  • Slowly banning out the fuel-powered engines or minimizing them.
  • Patronization of these kind of vehicles

Closing Statement. Pollution in the air pose many harmful effects on both human and its environment. It is essential for us to take steps as we protect our one and only home. We, humans, must step forward to innovate while preserving the environment. As saying goes: "Modern problems require modern solutions". Modern solution to Air Pollution? Electric-powered cars.

 

 

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