Can we use less energy from fossil fuels while also meeting our transportation needs? Enter shared electric micromobility: the transition away from dependence on cars and towards lightweight transport options like electric scooters, which release a fraction of the carbon emissions of conventional transport. Helping people get around on the world’s largest shared electric vehicles system, entrepreneur and Lime CEO Wayne Ting shares how his company redesigned their scooters so parts can be reused and recycled, ultimately reducing their direct and indirect carbon output. “We have to work at building a future of transportation that is shared, affordable, but most importantly, carbon-free,” says Ting

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  • @jonetsuhana4523
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    The major cause of carbon emmisions is not transportation, it is animal farming and the agriculture required for feeding all those animals. If we really want to make a change in terms of reducing carbon emissions we all have to go vegan.

  • @Ask_Think_Learn
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    Fun fact
    I am watching this to improve my english skills, I've started today and I'll keep learning and fighting until i become like a native english speaker:)
    02-17-2024.

  • @robertwilson822
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    Breathing less works even better

  • @robertwilson822
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    Climate lockdowns here we go

  • @robertwilson822
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    Wow this reminds me of Bill Gates talking about pandemics seven years ago lol

  • @MydogTobes
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    Hold on a second, gotta fuel my coal stoker furnace to keep warm…..

  • @trankilo-bv7lk
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    it would be exciting if we got rid of cars and used bikes or scooters , considering as well the number of deaths and injuries happen due to car crash accidents

  • @pluribus_unum
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    Unless, and until, we force exploitation-centric industries and businesses to do more and clean up their own messes — driving less is an exercise in navel gazing.

  • @user-vc3bz1bt9d
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    interesting idea, but what percentage of people will want to change their own car, their comfort

  • @joesackbaron
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    I've known people that will do endless laps in their car of a supermarket car park, that itself is just a short walk away, just to wait until the closest possible space to the door becomes available. And they actually think they're winning.

  • @Bryanhaproff
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    My wife and I havent driven a vehicle in over 15 yrs…. that means I have 15 yrs of catching up to do. Everyone else should quit driving.

  • @richtrem978
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    Stop telling us what to do and start supporting green politician and green parties. CAPITALISM and FASCISM is the KILLER. CAPITALISM and FACISM destroy nature, humans, planet earth.

  • @johnhall8675
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    Can we accurately calculate the amount of carbon our biosphere uses as energy to produce oxygen? Last I checked that's how it works. Dunno, I'm honestly asking. Can we accurately measure how much carbon each tree, flower, blade of grass etc consumes? Is this factored into the Co2 models?

  • @JoseighBlogs
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    "A Carbon-Free Future Starts With Driving Less"? Does that mean being stuck in one's domiciled domain and relying on online social media and virtual-reality to be and behave like some new kinda human being that don't actually engage physically or see any other person ~ where to shop you call up online to order or to procreate we send sperm-samples through the post to have shared with a 'wife' or 'girlfriend' we want children from via self-insemination? What's really with this 'Carbon-Free Future'?

  • @minaung7193
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    Using public transportation is the solution about reducing carbon.
    It more safe and get gesture to more people.

  • @julianbrah5873
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    Gfys

  • @nibornnyw3185
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    When the president uses a scooter, I'll use a scooter.

  • @nibornnyw3185
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    John Kerry, how many houses, cars, yachts, jet trips? Etc.

  • @danemulliganband
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    Yes: feel guilty…. guilty guilty guilty guilty guilty guilty guilty guilty guilty guilty guilty guilty guilty
    EVERY TIME YOU DRIVE YOUR CAR…. Because you should.
    We’re all complicit.
    And as long as the majority of electricity is generated by carbon fuel based power plants your electric car means nothing.
    Cheers.

  • @Fnidner
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    The Ting goes…?

  • @fellowdanbarber3323
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    They really just it so that only rich people can drive. They’re even making driving something only accessible to those with money.

  • @producermichael3480
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    If you wanna be successful, you most take responsibility for your emotions, not place the blame on others. in addition to make you feel more guilty about your faults, pointing the finger at others will only serve to increase your sense of personal accountability. There's always a risk in every investment, yet people still invest and succeed. You most look outward if you wanna be successful in life.

  • @xuxakor
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    💙💛

  • @JJs_playground
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    Working from home is one of the biggest ways to reduce GHG from driving.

  • @tyalikanky
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    That's implausible with 50% world worth in hands of several capitalists.

  • @Robert8455
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    Looks like a scooter commercial to me. How about ending globalization…and shipping cheap disposable products all over the earth. How much fuel do you think that might save? How about building modern cities that did not require someone to have a car and had transportation infrastructure like electric street cars, buses, bike lanes, was moped friendly, had growing space for food and you could walk or ride your bike to school? That might help. Carbon Free is a joke.

  • @Adam-ii5kn
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    Carbon is literally the best thing you can feed trees and plants

  • @beautifulsmall
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    Unified power connections. would save converters.

  • @SirGriefALot
    Reply

    2:43 I would sure love to know what wireless speaker company he's selling used batteries to so I can never buy any of their products.

  • @nicolez3384
    Reply

    His voice sounds like TED-ED

  • @fakenewsisthenews3542
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    We must ban air travel as AOC suggested. That would be a great first step. No more folks. Just stay home and you can order stuff you need on Amazon.

  • @Hunter-nr5iu
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    😀

  • @themanwnoname3454
    Reply

    2022(G) “Respect and dignity.” Furthermore:

  • @zacharypotvin6579
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    Try that where I live and it gets 40 degrees below zero. Lmao

  • @themanwnoname3454
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    2022(G) “Respect and dignity.” Furthermore:

  • @andysierra6934
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    This just means that the masses go back to the stone age while the elites that rule the world live and act like gods

  • @kyokoyumi
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    FINALLY I've been saying this since the start of the pandemic! I noticed once we went on lockdown that the air got insanely cleaner for the week that next to no one was driving. Everyone all on their high horse about how the meat industry is causing all the carbon emissions to advocate for their veganism in any way they can without looking at the facts.
    These are the facts.
    Humans have been farming livestock for 10,000 years longer than they've been driving vehicles. The rise in carbon emissions and the greenhouse effect started with the industrial revolution which also happened to bring thousands of gas-powered cars onto the road and spike that tremendously. It has literally nothing to do with the food we eat and everything to do with the luxury people assume is a necessity called "driving a personal vehicle".

  • @GaasubaMeskhenet
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    Fund public transportation!!

  • @andycordy5190
    Reply

    PLEASE can this man be head honcho at General Motors Please?

  • @justindchaney
    Reply

    How about Billionaires stop flying private first before they lecture us about driving to work?

  • @ryonhijin3094
    Reply

    a god damn china spy.

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