GM and the Automobile Market: Context. Clay Carroll Saira Gillani Elysha Shipley Andrea Young. Demographics. Demographics. US population Racial Percentages Baby Boomers Generation Y World population Current Leaders Future Population Leaders. US Population 1. US Population 1.
128,000,000Current Top Ten Countries by Population2
Congo, Dem. Rep. of
173,000,000Future Top Ten Countries by Population (2050)2
Honda Civic Hybrid
Lexus SC 430
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Lexus GS 300
Lexus IS 300
Honda Accord Hybrid
Honda Accord (four-cylinder)
Lexus LS 430
Lexus RX 400h
Toyota Land Cruiser
Toyota TundraMost Reliable AutomobilesConsumer Reports' Predictions for Most Reliable 2006 Models12
*italics denote GM brand
*italics denote GM brand
*italics denotes GM brand
Transportation costs increased 5.1% from August to September, while the price of all consumer goods only increased 1.2%. Transportation inflation has risen sharply since June. Transportation costs include new and used vehicles, gasoline, parts and equipment, maintenance and repair, and public as well as private transportation.
UAW’s GM Negotions:
UAW’s Ford Negotions:
The greenhouse effect is responsible for the earth’s current climate and weather. It keeps the planet at a habitable level. However, when concentrations of greenhouse gases increase, problems occur that lead to global warming. The biggest implication is the resultant increasing of overall global temperature. In turn, this leads to the melting of polar ice caps, rising sea levels, increased evaporation, decreased soil viability, increased quantities of rainfall, and increased intensity of storms. Each of these factors can affect all species and their ways of life.
If global warming continues at the current rate, the average global surface temperature could rise 1-4.5 degrees F in the next fifty years, and 2.2-10 degrees F in the next century, with significant regional variation.
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