Hur­ri­cane war of words

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - COMMENT -

Sir, - Hur­ri­cane Irma and Hur­ri­cane Har­vey were ex­cep­tional storms.

Mostly we feel com­pas­sion for those in their path.

One of your let­ter writ­ers uses the op­por­tu­nity for a crit­i­cism of elec­tric cars, and elec­tric cars are cer­tainly not a so­lu­tion to all our prob­lems.

It could have been more rea­son­able to note that our car­bon emis­sions have added to the warmth that fu­elled those storms, and al­lowed the at­mos­phere to hold more mois­ture, that could then fall as heav­ier rain.

There were re­ports af­ter Hur­ri­cane Sandy that some peo­ple were able to power their homes from their elec­tric car.

This is likely to become eas­ier to do in fu­ture, and the bat­tery sizes that will become com­mon soon could do it for more than a week.

So, the head­line, ‘Elec­tric cars a dis­ad­van­tage af­ter storm’ may not be the en­tire story.

Gor­don Pay. Eden Bank, Cu­par.

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