Some people think that one of the best ways to solve environmental problems is to increase the cost of fuel for cars and other vehicles.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
It is argued that to curb the pollution on earth is to raise fuel prices, which is one of the viable solutions. This essay substantially disagrees with the statement, and will first discuss how other sources of pollution are damaging the environment, and then suggest how high priced gasoline effects the market in a country.
It does not make sense that increased fuel prices can reduce environmental issues because it is unfair to say the cars are the sole culprit to the environmental crisis. This is because huge industries in urban and sub-urban areas create harmful fumes and dangerous mineral wastes. Therefore, these organisations are not only polluting air but water bodies and fertile land as well. For example, recent research by the World Automotive Association revealed that the contribution of air pollution of motor vehicles running on roads around the globe is only 15%. Therefore it ridiculous to say that automobiles are significant sources of pollution.
The fuel prices are a prominent factor while considering the transportation charges. With the increased rate of petrol, the transport companies have to raise their trip cost to compensate for their profits. Due to this, consumers have to pay a higher price for the same products, and inflation in the market is not good for a country’s economy. For instance, in India, the prices of domestically sold petrol and diesel are not controlled by the government, and dependent on international crude oil prices, thus cost of products in the local market are being increased daily. In addition to this, most of the cars owners can afford higher-priced gasoline.
In conclusion, raising the cost of fuel to solve environ issues is a way because industries produce much more pollution as compared to automobiles, and it increases the transport cost.