NEWS BULLETIN file photo High school and university students demanding action on climate change march from Nanaimo city hall last month.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Every environmental solution seems to come with drawbacks

Mother Nature balances herself and when she has had enough that will be it, says letter writer

To the editor,

Re: Inner ‘dragons’ delaying climate action, Letters, May 23.

Ban plastic store bags, so now I have to spend more of my dwindling money buying Glad bags for my kitchen. Ban plastic straws, so I won’t contribute to the economy by buying a Slurpee because that paper straw is no good.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Say no to plastic straws

We are told to sort this and that, but now we are paying over $1 million to ship back 1,500 tonnes of our ‘recycling’ the Philippines says is simply garbage. It will be burnt at a waste-to-energy plant in Burnaby. A few years ago, alarmists in Nanaimo yelled and screamed and put their children in gas masks at council so we did not build such a plant here. Now the Cedar dump, which should have been closed by now, has a longer lease on life and our garbage is piling up higher and higher.

Kids are encouraged to skip school a lot of Fridays, because teachers use scare tactics to say the world is warming and dying. Fearmongerers would like to send us back to the caveman days, while they drive their SUVs, demand more bike lanes and only talk about walking.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Inner ‘dragons’ delay climate action

Mother Nature balances herself. When she has had enough that will be it, period.

You should all take in and house a homeless person and help them get off drugs. Then you would be doing something for mankind and our planet.

C.L. Cavanagh, Nanaimo

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