Response to Tom Fletcher’s voter’s guide for carbon taxes (published in Lakes District News’ Feb. 8 issue).
So much cynicism… Looking at the history of Tom Fletcher’s “opinion” pieces, one merely sees attacks shorn up with misinformation. One wonders why he continues on the payroll of Black Press.
Does BC need this? He has attacked First Nations legitimate concerns for their traditional territories and the potential impact of LNG project on their most important food source, the salmon. He has ignored the fact that those salmon are constitutionally protected.
He states in his rant that “even if you accept the propaganda that human-generated CO2 is the sole driver of climate change, when you look at a global context, none of this Canadian posturing matters a damn bit”.
According to NASA scientist Hansen, energy put into the earth’s atmosphere is equivalent to 400,000 atomic bombs per day 365 days a year. How can this have no impact?
Does he think so little of Canada that he undermines any strides towards leadership in clean energy and a livable future?
But cynicism has its base. David Black, owner of Black Press, is an enthusiast of oil refineries in B.C.
B.C. is so much greater than this ugliness. I won’t look to Fletcher for voting advice.