As always there are two sides to every story. This from Scientific American When Used Cars Are More Ecofriendly Than New Cars The environmental impact of junking an older working car for a new one with slightly better gas mileage. January 14, 2009 “Regardless of which conclusion is closer to the truth, your current car has already passed its manufacture and transport stage, so going forward the relevant comparison has only to do with its remaining footprint against that of a new car's manufacture/transport and driver's footprint‚ not to mention the environmental impact of either disposing of your old car or selling it to a new owner who will continue to drive it. There are environmental impacts, too, even if your old car is junked, dismantled and sold for parts. And don't forget that the new hybrids‚ despite lower emissions and better gas mileage‚ actually have a much larger environmental impact in their manufacture, compared to non-hybrids. The batteries that store energy for the drive train are no friend to the environment‚ and having two engines under one hood increases manufacturing emissions. And all-electric vehicles are only emission-free if the outlet providing the juice is connected to a renewable energy source, not a coal-burning power plant, as is more likely.” We must ALL be less wasteful. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
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A friend in seventh grade named Brian who was kind enough to talk to a very shy introverted young boy. He invited me to join the local boy scout troop. I went on a few camp outs and fell in love. I've been camping and enjoying outside adventures in the US and Multiple countries ever since. Just got back from Zion and Angels Landing. BTW I'm 62. My dad wasn't a camping kinda guy but he was into long distance cycling back in the mid 70s before it was popular. He took me along for the ride where I developed a love for road bikes hills and long distance rides. I have been very fortunate to have done many “things” in my life and lived to talk about them. My adventures moving forward won’t be as elaborate but just as fun. I value every day that I’m on two feet and look forward to every new adventure.
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