lol you think your gas prices are expensive in America. We pay 2.3$ pr. litre here in Denmark!
I go through a tank of gas a week. I have a 17 gallon tank. I get 14MPG. I only drive to and from school. They do not offer transportation to my house to and from school. I only take premium. My life is expensive.
I think it's around $3.50 around here now, I wouldn't be surprised to see it hit $4.00 easily.
My wallet will probably shit itself though.
You pay 4$ per gallon, we pay 10.
It's a bit like Steam (random example) you may pay 50$ for a game we pay 50 euros.
You have to consider the salary too though we get on average probably a bit more than half of what you get in the US.
Probably all in all it won't be 4$ vs 10$ but more like 4$ vs 6/7$ if you count in all the driving behaviors, roads and vehicles.
So you want to wake up an hour early to walk the 5 miles to school than depending on the time of year, frozen to hell or sweaty as hell before even getting to school, or if walking to the store, have fun carrying bags of groceries home. You will get in shape sure, but its a rather huge inconvenience. Yea you can do it but is it worth saving money to walk over 10 miles a day. And yes car pooling is a very viable option if people in your area are nice, and are going to the store that day. Its all about schedule too,if you need to go to the store at that very moment or need to go somewhere for a meeting, your reliant upon someone in your area who is also heading out in that general direction. Most of the cars that are under 5k either have a lot of miles on them or are really old, which brings the point of oh I might have to spend 4k on a new engine, or spend money monthly on parts to keep it running. I was thinking of more 2009+ cars since those where the models starting to reach 30+ MPG regularly.
Texas population density
And that picture might be off as its 2000, and the population has increased 5 million since than.
Most of the population of texas resides in the cities of Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas. Although you can see the left half of Texas is mostly 1 person per square mile. Meaning those people have to drive very far to get to a city.
Well, I can see positive things coming from this
Higher gas prices = Less people going by their car everywhere = Less pollution
B) Do you have even a faint knowledge of materials science?
C) Can you present a rebuttal to the paper based on the above?
I'm pretty willing to bet your answer to all three is "no", which means you probably shouldn't opine.
I am really glad I just bought a little Saturn that gets 40 mpg on the highway. Driving my 5.2L 4bbl Chrysler every day was murder, I was getting 12 mpg and burning $40 a week just going to work.