Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? In twenty years there will be fewer cars in use than there are today. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer

Nowadays, cars are all around us. Almost every individual, in developed countries , owns a car. However, this has multiple negative impacts on society and the environment. I believe that in twenty years there will be fewer cars in use than there are today. I think that there will be fewer automobiles for several reasons that I will explore in this essay. First and foremost, cars are damaging the environment and our health, therefore countries are opposing them. Automobiles emit harmful gases into the atmosphere , these gases are causing a rise in the Earth's temperature, in addition to polluting the air humans breathe. The rise in the temperature of the Earth is detrimental to many life forms because it is destroying some species' natural habitats and raising the sea level. This rise is a result of the melting of the polar ice caps due to the Global temperature elevation. Furthermore, these gases are polluting the air, leading to an increase in respiratory diseases. All these harmful effects have led nations to take steps towards decreasing the number of cars used, in an attempt to save the climate and humans. For instance, countries like the Netherlands are imposing stricter laws, that are discouraging individuals from buying cars. This example shows how the negative environmental and health impacts of cars are resulting in opposing laws by governments. On the other hand, online work is deterring people from needing cars. Previously, workers and employees had to go to their jobs. However, today many companies and employers are allowing their employees to work from home online. Thus, workers are less motivated to buy an automobile, as they will not need it, so the cost outweighs the benefit. Furthermore, individuals are aware of the environmental effects. As a result, eco-centered individuals are less likely to buy a car. My personal experience illustrates this. When I started working, five years ago, I had to drive to my office every day, even though my job could be done from anywhere with an internet connection. This cost me severely, and I was ashamed of how I was damaging the Planet. However, two years ago my boss allowed me to do my job from home, consequently, I sold my auto because I no longer needed it. This example illustrates how online work is dissuading individuals from owning cars. In conclusion, cars are damaging the environment, human beings' health, and other species. In addition,working from home is making people less motivated to buy a car. Therefore I believe that in twenty years the number of cars is going to drop significantly. It is my opinion that this change will result in positive changes. I am excited to witness this shift, what about you?
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