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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,” http://climateprogress.org/2011/02/15/food-crisis-clima...
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