Must we ban private cars to save the planet?
AT FIRST, I thought the suggestion to ban private cars to save the planet (Letters) was a tongue-in-cheek comment. Then I realised some people do believe we will have to go back to the days of the horse-drawn plough and the ox cart if we are to tackle climate change. Only a tiny proportion of the CO2 in the atmosphere is man-made. When the changing climate means our weather is cooler, we will be cursed for closing down fossil-fuelled power stations.
ALAN SHARPE, Melton Mowbray, Leics.
IN HIS letter, Robin Mayhew says that we should get rid of cars and use public transport instead. I am a painter and decorator, so I hope he moves along the carriage when I get on with my extending ladders!
STEPHEN SWIFT, Whitwick, Leics.
AS WELL as cars, should we get rid of washing machines, central heating and tumble-dryers? Do we really need to go back to medieval times in a bid to save the planet? How do Extinction Rebellion protesters get to their protests? Don’t condemn us all to a life of hardship.
MARTIN BASSOM, London SE6.
IF WE ban driving cars to save the environment, what should we do with the millions of private vehicles?
TIM CLARIDGE, Camelford, Cornwall.
THE vehicles we should ban are company cars, given as perks to employees who whinge about the tax they pay. Why not travel to work on public transport and use a pool car when business dictates.
D. CORNHILL, Wellingborough, Northants.