IT’S quite apparent from recent correspondence and climatic events that mixed views exist about climate change, in particular the causes.
There is no doubt our climate is changing, it always has and will continue to do so, but are such changes attributable in anyway to man’s production of CO2.
Let’s assume the current government and other climate change advocates are correct about man-made emissions causing the global climatic changes we are experiencing. In the first instance we make lame at- tempts to go green using wind, sun and sea to generate energy, and then we try and curb mass production of CO2 emissions by introducing an associated carbon tax.
If the government is so dedicated to its cause, can somebody please explain why there is no legal requirement to install solar panels on all new buildings, why we have inadequate public transport systems and why, one which I find a real brain stormer, are car manufacturers around the world allowed to produce motor vehicles which are designed to travel well in excess of most acceptable speed limits and with no reasonable or enforced standards being applied to their fuel economy?
By limiting performance and increasing the fuel economy, it’s obvious less fuel will be used, therefore less emissions and a small reprieve on the lifespan of our liquid gold assets.
There is also the possibility that deaths associated with excess speed might be red uce d . Unfort unate l y , money and greed, and the quest for political power and control will ensure such practical approaches will never be applied, especially when you consider the billions we spend on wars that take us nowhere, and how extreme capitalismis tolerated – our priorities are wrong.
Ironically the point at which our CO producing fossil fuels are burnt out will be the point when our planet is still ticking along nicely from a climatic perspective, but as for how mankind deals with the loss of such resources will be another matter. CHRIS WHITWORTH, Idalia.