Is Pokemon Go helping to add toxic gases into the atmosphere, one of which is carbon dioxide CO2, the principal greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change?
Yes wasting gas for one. I have seen the same cars on many nights for an hour or more. These people have actually made a conscience choice to buy more gas, so they can keep playing the game. Many people don't realize how much gas they spend idling. Idling your car wastes gas and pours pollutants into the environment.
FYI: Idling is when a driver leaves the engine running and the vehicle parked. Everyday in the U.S. millions of cars and trucks idle needlessly, sometimes for hours and an idling car can release as much pollution as a moving car
Granted, you may not be able to avoid keeping your engine running when you’re stopped at a traffic signal or stuck in slow-moving traffic. But other times idling is unnecessary. Playing Pokemon Go would be one of those times. For every 10 minutes your engine is off, you’ll prevent one pound of carbon dioxide from being released (carbon dioxide is the primary contributor to global warming).
Idling increases the amount of vehicle exhaust in our air. Exhaust contains many pollutants that are linked to asthma and other lung diseases, allergies, heart disease,increased risk of infections and cancer and other health problems.
An operating vehicle emits a range of gases from its tailpipe into the atmosphere, one of which is carbon dioxide CO2– the principal greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change.
Remember, those people outside of your car have no choice but to breathe the air around them. It amazes me that these people playing Pokemon Go in their cars are not thinking these same things, but as I have said...it's all about them, and their comfort.