Hurricane war of words
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.