Originally Posted by Julez
Well, even if they create the same amount of C02, I would like the exhaust fumes much more to be produced out of town and properly filtered, than being blown right into my face from the car before me.
Actually I would prefer the output from a modern combustion engine (almost entirely CO2, water and nitrogen) compared to that of a 50+ year old coal-fired power station.
The ash produced is also pretty nasty as you concentrate all the heavy (and radioactive) metals. The ash is actually more radioactive than some of the radioactive waste people get all worked up about (from the naturally occurring isotopes in the coal that are concentrated in the ash).