The Swamp logo

WARNING ... Is the Internal Combustion Engine Polluting Our Air?

Climate Change

By Dave WettlauferPublished 3 years ago 3 min read

WARNING … Is the Internal Combustion Engine polluting our air? As a Technician that has been in the trade for many years, I know my engines. And this subject is quite concerning considering some industries are bragging, instead of an alternative going green replacement to that style of engine. They're going the same but bigger, and bigger is not better and this is my thinking.

The Internal Combustion Engine.

Now for people, that’s not sure what an Internal Combustion Engine is? Well, it’s that very engine you find in your car or that cruise ship you just booked your holidays on and uses the very air you breathe and burns it. And then, spits it out in the air that you can’t breathe.

For a better understanding, check out all the YouTube videos on Internal Combustion Engine.

Now we all know that anything that burns needs oxygen and the more something burns, the less clean air you have to breathe. Forest fires are a prime example; stay inside is their warning, why? Because of the poor quality of air.

Some problems you can solve, others take a little longer.

But that’s my concern, the air quality is getting worse and I blame a big part on that style of engine.

Having said that, nature seems to be doing a good job cleaning up after polluting humans. But what if … what if nature is losing the battle and can’t keep up. Remember if it has come to that then it’s already too late.

The manufacturing of the internal combustion style engine is a huge industry. It employs millions of people around the globe in every transportation sector.

It would be silly for a person to think that it could be changed overnight; however, we should set a goal to something different for our future generation.

The very clean air we breathe depends on it.

That style of power unit would take years and years to redevelop.

But I would think there should be a game plan on the drawing board to eventually find something more environmentally friendlier. Something that does not use up vital human resources we need to sustain life.

I would recommend, every small engine under 500 cc be replaced in a ten-year plan, 10 years after that, bump the number up 1000 cc, and so on.

Battery power is a good alternative to smaller engines.

In the market place there are already battery power lawnmowers, MAKE IT A LAW to ban gas-powered anything under 500 cc. That’s 35 horsepower … kinda?

Eventually, we will have the technology to replace the bigger applications of engines. But I believe we have to start …quickly…..

Remember the Internal Combustion Engine uses the very air you breathe and spits it out in pollutants that you can’t breathe.

If by chance you are a non-believer, try breathing the exhaust coming from your car tailpipe.

I am not a full-blown environmentalist but I am a concerned for our future well-being.

Human Beings Are Susceptible to 'Boiling Frog' Phenomenon a Climate Scientist Warned. The famous saying goes like this, but it’s generally offered as a metaphor cautioning people to be aware of even a gradual change.

“If you put a frog in boiling water it will jump out, if you put a frog into the water and turned the temperature up to boiling, the frog will sit there and be boiled alive.”

Reason … The frog didn’t notice the change! …

So, I worry that, in the end, are “Are We The Frog In The Pot”

I have to ask a question, How’s the Covid-19 face mask working out for you? You just might have to get used to wearing one if this air quality problem isn’t taken more … seriously…

By the way, my specialty was Preventive Maintenance, “repair things before they brake”

Author … David Allan Wiles

Read my four-part series concerning Climate Change


About the Creator

Dave Wettlaufer

Canadian writer Classic Cars is my specialty. Versed in many please CLICK this LINK to read more of my stories. To show appreciation, hit that heart ❤ button.

Reader insights

Be the first to share your insights about this piece.

How does it work?

Add your insights


There are no comments for this story

Be the first to respond and start the conversation.

Sign in to comment

    Find us on social media

    Miscellaneous links

    • Explore
    • Contact
    • Privacy Policy
    • Terms of Use
    • Support

    © 2024 Creatd, Inc. All Rights Reserved.