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
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
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
Additional Answers (1)
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
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Local Positions Open in Your Area. Hiring Now - Apply Today!
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Jobs hiring near your local area. Part-time, Full-time, Work at home.
Other Career Questions
What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.