LETTER: World needs a hug

LETTER: World needs a hug

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Carbon tax is just another tax and what does the B.C. government do with it?

Think of the money the B.C. government collects every year on fuel alone.

The tax per litre is .667 cents, there are 3,615,373 cars registered in BC, the average car uses 1,500 litres per year. All this money goes into general revenue.

A few years ago there was a volcanic eruption in Iceland; the first four days of spewing volcanic ash has negated every single effort we have made in the past five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet.

Of course, you know about this evil carbon dioxide that we are trying to suppress. It’s that vital chemical compound that every plant requires to live and grow and to synthesize into oxygen for all humans and all animal life.

 It is very disheartening to realize that all of the carbon emission savings you have accomplished while suffering the inconvenience and expense of driving hybrids, buying fabric grocery bags, sitting up until midnight to finish your kid’s “The Green Revolution” science project, throwing out all of your non-green cleaning supplies, using only two squares of toilet paper, putting a brick in your toilet tank reservoir, selling your SUV and speedboat, vacationing at home instead of abroad, nearly getting hit every day on your bicycle and replacing all of your 90 cent light bulbs with $9 light bulbs. Well, all of those things you have done have all gone down the tubes in just four days.

The volcanic ash emitted onto the Earth’s atmosphere in just four days – yes, four days – by that volcano in Iceland has totally erased every single effort you have made to reduce the evil beast, carbon. And there are around 200 active volcanoes on the planet spewing out this crud at any one time. . . every day.

I don’t want to pee on your parade, (government of B.C. and all other governments) too much, but I should mention that when the volcano on Mount Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, it spewed out more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the human race had emitted in all its years on Earth. Yes readers, Mount Pinatubo was active for over a year.

Of course, I shouldn’t spoil this touchy-feely tree-hugging moment and mention the effect of solar and cosmic activity and the well-recognized 800-year global heating and cooling cycle, which keeps on happening despite our completely insignificant efforts to affect climate change.

Just remember that your government has imposed a whopping carbon tax on you, on the basis of the bogus “human-caused” climate-change scenario.

 In conclusion, it is very interesting how they don’t mention “global warming” anymore, now it’s “climate change.”

You know why? It’s because the planet has cooled by 0.7 degrees in the past few years… and these global warming alarmists got caught with their pants down.

But, hey, relax…give the world a hug and have a nice day,

Carl Peterson, Oliver

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