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What are the possible global impacts of a highway?

For my first year engineering subject, we have to write a weekly journal about an engineering project. I chose to do mine on a highway project. For the current journal, we have to talk about the global impact of that project. I'm bit confused of what they are. Do I have to talk about how does this project contribute to global warming and CO2 emissions etc? Experts please help.

Asked By: Kaweesha W - 5/7/2011
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A view towards environmental issues may seem like a good start, but study those carefully. A highway does not produce CO2 gases. The cars do. And it will be tough to correlate the highway causing an increase in cars. Perhaps locally, but not globally. Don't get caught up in the environmental arguments, because honestly... More
Answered By: Mike - 5/7/2011
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You can approach this from a variety of perspectives. You could talk about trade and shipping and how building a highway would require materials being shipped to the location as well as the oil cost of operating machinery. You can then link this to all the logistics that need to happen to obtain the supplies necessary... More
Answered By: tertbutyl - 5/7/2011
 
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