Coal fiction

I expect those who are community leaders to become aware of the real issues rather then just repeat the propaganda from Big Business.

Re: “Be mindful of the facts about coal,” Letters, The Leader, Oct. 31.

In her letter, Anita Huberman asks readers to “be mindful of the facts about this project,” yet never mentions any of the real facts about coal, merely treating it as another “resource.”

I expect those who are community leaders to become aware of the real issues rather then just repeat the propaganda from Big Business.

If you study the history of Earth, it becomes clear that this planet has undergone extensive contortions to take excess carbon out of the picture in order for life and water to continue to exist here. It is so easy for an excess of carbon to build up in the life cycles, and extremely difficult to get that carbon condensed into coal and oil and  tucked safely away deep underground.

Safely, that is, until humans came along, and in less than 200 years, sent a major part of that carbon into the atmosphere.

When you fully realize how difficult it is to get that carbon back out of the cycle, then you see that those who pull carbon out of the ground and trade in carbon are the worst possible environmental criminals and an excellent example of the collective insanity of humans.


Robert McCroskey, Surrey

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