A world without cars

(Best Growth Stock) – In the world have produced more than a billion cars and currently circulating around the globe over 650 million, but the end of oil can destroy the civilization of the car, according to experts Kingsley Dennis and John Urry, Lancaster University .

What happens when oil runs out, when climate change produced by emissions of carbon dioxide cause a flow of immigration from the poor south to the cities of the rich north, where the urbanization lead to a shortage of energy and resources and when world’s people have to find a means of transport other than the car of the twentieth century?.

This is not a Hollywood disaster movie, but the uncomfortable reality that can manifest itself for future generations, say two experts from the University of Lancaster (UK): Kingsley Dennis, a research associate at the university, and John Urry, Professor of Sociology , who published the book “A world without cars.”

The work is a reflection that includes three specific future scenarios of how people live and move when you do not have the means to transport the last century.

In the book, the authors argue that the car system as we know of the twentieth century is destined to be reorganized by the end of this century, and which shall arise a new system.

A number of changes in technology, politics, economics and societies around the world are needed to make this new system and forces “very powerful” undermine the old system of the car, according to the authors.

The authors claim that alternative fuels (hydrogen or biodiesel type), new materials, intelligent car, transport policies and new patterns of life and work can become the pillars of a new vehicle.

However, there remain major obstacles to the time of such change of regime.

The authors argue that life in the future may become even “nasty, brutal, solitary and short” when the consequences of climate change, peak oil and global population growth has been precipitated.

It is therefore “absolutely necessary” to get rid of the car system with its high carbon emissions to limit the disastrous effects of climate change and energy crisis created by urbanization and climate refugees.

Most worrisome is that the remaining options for the future of mankind is limited by the heavy legacy of the twentieth century, as writers. “The twentieth century is taking revenge on the XXI century” profess in the work.