LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Curbing carbon use in Canada unrealistic

This myth about Canada moving away from fossil fuel production by the eco-dreamweavers is so false

To the editor,

Re: Time to move away from fossil fuel production, Letters, Nov. 9

I don’t understand where people get there information from, hopefully not David Suzuki.

This myth about Canada moving away from fossil fuel production and transport by the eco-dreamweavers is so false. Are people really expecting our society to power our homes, offices, transit, planes and vehicles and every gadget we recharge every day without using fossil fuels? In Canada alone there are over 5,000 new vehicles put on the road every day, all fossil fuel vehicles. In contrast about 25 electric vehicles are put on the road every day. If someone could wave a magic wand and all vehicles would be electric, what would we need to charge them all? In summer months when is it hot we hear of the system being at its maximum for power use. What if we had to charge a million more vehicles in B.C. each day? We would need many more Site C dams.

We will move slowly away from fossil fuels, but society will always be consuming oil and gas as long as civilization continues. The applications for oil are endless and are found in almost every aspect of our lives. The government will carbon tax us to death, stating that they are ‘saving’ the planet, which of course ia another total myth. If Canada did not exist, our two per cent of worldwide emissions would not make one bit of difference to climate change.

We are being led down the garden path by the likes of Suzuki, Trudeau, Gore, and the media plays a big part in this fiasco.

Sheldon Reves, Nanaimo

To the editor,

Re: Time to move away from fossil fuel production, Letters, Nov. 9

Yes, I agree 100 per cent, when we humans have all the answers handed to us on a gold platter.

But I have to shake my head about the protests about Kinder Morgan doubling the existing pipeline. No problem for decades; we didn’t know it was there.

Killer whales going extinct, very low salmon returns, who cares? It couldn’t possibly be anything to do with over 80 cities and towns and multiple mills pumping raw sewage into the Fraser River and the coast of B.C.

Neil Saunders, Nanaimo

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