2 Billion Cars: An American Love Affair

Transportation experts Daniel Sperling and Deborah Gordon provide a concise history of America’s love affair with cars and an overview of the global oil and auto industries.

The authors explain how we arrived in this state, and what we can do about it. They expose the roots of the problem – the resistant auto-industry, dysfunctional oil markets, short-sighted government policies, and unmotivated consumers.

The authors contend that the places with the most troublesome emissions problems — California and China — are taking the lead in developing effective strategies that can help wean us from our reliance on petroleum-fueled cars – World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C.

World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C.
Washington, DC
Jan 6th, 2009

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