Most agree, so share your solutions
I would like to reassure St Bob that everybody with half a brain totally agrees with his concerns about global warming. About two-thirds of New Zealanders think urgent measures must be taken.
What I am taking him to task over in his 20 years of doomsday predictions is that he has been devoid of solutions, only saying we need to stop using petroleum products. As we have no other fuel in sufficient quantity for our planes and ships, this is not possible.
It is a waste of time for the Government to declare a state of emergency while still allowing car, motorcycle and boat racing. Pleasure fishing boat motors should also be restricted in size.
My last letter explained how New Zealand should get a big, efficient rail company to electrify all our trains and run them for the next 100 years.
With electric rail in place, our government should then pass legislation saying that any freight travelling over 200km must go by rail — as they did during the war. This would take most trucks and trailers off the road. All city bus services must be replaced by trolley buses and trams.
Another law I would like to see is all manufacturers cannot sell a product unless they accept that item back to recycle after use. This would solve our mountains of rubbish.
So, rest assured St Bob, the majority of us know you are right. Now, please add your solutions to the above.