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Concern about global warming is misplaced

Editor: Here we go again. I see a bunch of sincere well-meaning kids protesting our lack of action on global warming. Just a few days ago, two new volcanoes erupted. What are we going to do, give these countries carbon credits?

Global warming has become a religion,without solid facts to back it up. What are we going to do about it? Some people are so eager to increase the carbon tax, as if that is going to have any effect. All it will do is make our cost of living higher.

It might make a lot of younger people feel better, but it will have absolutely no effect on the temperature of the earth.

Can we make our air cleaner? Absolutely — but let’s ask ourselves a sensible question. Since the carbon tax has been assessed in B.C., has it improved the state of global warming, or just put more money in the hands of politicians to throw into some of their harebrained schemes?

Let’s quit getting the kids all hysterical. We do not have control over our climate, so there is very little we can do about it.

“Do something,” some would scream. Do what? When somebody can tell me what we can do about volcanoes and forest fires, as well as India and China and their climate abuses, then I’ll listen to them about what’s coming from my tail pipe.

David J. Standcumbe,


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