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Unformatted text preview: Pollution Control Division. Or, as University of Vermont environmental engineer Britt Holmen puts it, the general chemical equation for what happens when an engine burns fuel is “gasoline plus air converts to pollutants.” Autos and trucks emit a noxious mix of chemicals left unburned or created during combustion of gasoline and diesel fuel. Those emissions include carbon monoxide, a poison; toxic hydrocarbons including benzene, a carcinogen; and fine particulates, invisible particles of soot and other substances that irritate the lungs and can cause health problems. Auto emissions also contribute to ozone, the pollutant created when fossil-fuel emissions combine in the air. Ozone, too, can cause respiratory illness.) Unabated climate change collapses civilization Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, February 15, 2011 [Christiana, Security Address to the Congress of Deputies of Spain at the Centro Superior de Estudios de la Defensa Nacional in Madrid,”
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2013 for the course PHILOSOPHY 303m taught by Professor Tye during the Fall '12 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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