Letter to the Editor – Climate Change

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Dear Editor,

I see Steve Gabell had a couple of letters published, trying to scare the beJesus out of everyone. 

Stop blowing facts out of proportion. Climate change is a given. Nothing that we will do will totally stop it. We are coming out of an ice age and the climate will warm even if we do nothing. Should we stop cutting back on fossil fuels? No. But there are things that will average out as the climate warms. Most of the world’s population lives in the Northern Hemisphere. A warmer climate means burning less coal/wood/gas to heat our homes. Will water levels rise and weather patterns change? Of course they will, but maybe for the better. Maybe deserts will sprout foliage. Yes we should be doing more to stop climate change, but enough of the doomsday scenarios. 

On the political side, Conservative means conservative, and Liberal means liberal. Have you forgotten Kathleen Wynn? Scrapping renewable energy projects that are prohibitively expensive is good business. $2.2 billion in licence plate sticker renewals is $150.00 for every man woman and child in Ontario. Seems a little high. As far as education is concerned, if the government got out of that business, the money saved could put every child in Ontario through a private school. They are already putting way too much into a very inefficient education system. Just throw money at it is a Liberal platform and I guess the Green Party also. Let’s get rid of fossil fuels and get everyone into an electric car. The power grid would collapse in a second.

Let’s do all these things, but in a safe and methodical manner.

Bob Swaren

 

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