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Whangarei Report - - OPINION -

I see the ar­ti­cle about Green­peace and oil ex­plo­ration and won­der why they and the Gov­ern­ment can’t see the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion and the fu­ture for years to come. How did their ship get here? It cer­tainly wasn’t by sail alone, more likely diesel power most of the way. What about the diesel gen­er­a­tors on the ship pro­vid­ing life sup­port, crea­ture com­forts and cook­ing? This is all pro­vided by diesel en­gines. Oil is the means of life for the pop­u­la­tion of the world. With­out it, most of the pop­u­la­tion of the world would and be out of work, and starve to death, in other words to­tal chaos. Per­haps Green­peace would like to see the earth to­tally de­pop­u­lated and leave it to the an­i­mals.

Na­ture might do this for them any­way, with a ma­jor epi­demic.

Of course every ef­fort should be made to re­duce emis­sions, and this is hap­pen­ing in var­i­ous ways. Most elec­tric ve­hi­cles are only of lim­ited use due to short range. What is needed is some new, clean, undis­cov­ered power source, and that of course re­quires a new kind of mo­tors etc and at great cost, just like elec­tric ve­hi­cles, which are out of price range for the ma­jor­ity of peo­ple.

Green­peace does en­deav­our to do good things, how­ever, they are us­ing fuel to do it, and in a lot of cases be­ing a nui­sance by chain­ing them­selves to oil rigs etc.

_ Peter Plais­towe

Whanga¯ rei

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