It was only three years ago that a steel clipper weighing about two tons was introduced as a new lightweight and affordable option to everyday commuters.
But in the years since, the carbon footprint of steel clippers has steadily increased, and it’s now expected to be responsible for nearly 40 percent of the carbon emissions in the United States.
That’s an increase of almost 100 percent over the previous decade.
But what’s driving that trend?
Here are seven common myths that could be responsible.1.
Carbon is just another thing to carry around.
It’s the number one cause of climate change and one of the most serious environmental risks.
In fact, as the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs puts it, “the use of steel as a tool of destruction is not just a fact of modern life, it is the single most dangerous environmental problem we face.”2.
Steel clippers are only an option for the middle class.
They’re often cheaper, lighter and are more efficient than other options, but they also come with the potential to create a carbon footprint.3.
There’s nothing wrong with carrying around a steel-clipped car.
Some people do it for fun and some for the sheer pleasure of it.
But most of us are concerned about our personal climate impact and want to make a responsible choice.4.
It takes more than a car to create climate change.
It took just a couple of years to change the climate and it is only a matter of time before the trend continues.
Carbon emissions are increasing faster than the global economy, and we’re already hitting record highs in the U.S.5.
Steelclippers don’t actually emit carbon.
They don’t produce carbon pollution and they don’t release carbon into the atmosphere.
They only release carbon when they’re being used in the production of steel.6.
Steel is not a pollutant.
According to the U, International Trade Commission, carbon is emitted as a byproduct of the manufacture and transportation of products, and therefore the steel industry is not an important source of climate pollution.7.
Steel isn’t the only carbon-intensive tool out there.
There are a number of other environmentally damaging and polluting products out there, like steel and coal.