Letters: Hope and idealism

Response to Tom Eberhardt's opinion on David Suzuki

Utopian escapism has been tried — and failed many, many times

Mr. Eberhardt, if you and your people want to keep this area in an economically depressed state, then go ahead, I don’t really care, I’m retired. I just thought maybe your kids would like to live and work here, but hey, they are your kids, do with them what you like.

I don’t know why I even poked my nose into the issue. Like I said, I’m set up, I own my property outright, and I have a meager pension and I have no real stake in an economic stimulation locally, but your kids? What about your kids? There is no reason why I should care about them, but you? Why would you want to make life difficult for your own kids by keeping this area economically depressed?

But go ahead, save the world on your own terms; for my money you don’t make sense. I admire your hope and idealistic inclination, but I cringe at your naivety and your unrealistic methodology.

Like I said in my brief former letter, when you find an answer, call us, we’ll all listen.

FYI, there is new information coming out that is suggesting that the sun is not as stable as was previously thought and that wide variations in solar output could be the actual reason for our frequent, sporadic and sometimes severe Ice Age extremes.

N.E. MacNab

Shirley