LETTER: Sacrifices meaningless until big carbon emitters move

Reader Maurice Rhodes criticizes his critic, re carbon emissions.

Re: “Different ways of looking at carbon data

In regard to Mr Robinson’s comment on my letter: Emissions per capita is as much nonsense as is emissions per square mile.

The only thing that counts is the tonnage of emissions in the area of jurisdiction.

As to Mr Robinson’s objection to my terminology, if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck then it is probably a duck.

My point is we have absolutely no jurisdiction over what the high carbon emitters do and until they make a move our sacrifices are meaningless.

My use of 2013 data is the best available; Mr Robinson’s use of a 2008 set of data from one source is very old.

Of course we can search for alternates now: as long as they are economically feasible. For example solar is very feasible in Phoenix, Australia and Ryadh and may be economical in certain places in Canada but hasn’t nearly the potential to satisfy our needs.

Maurice A. Rhodes

Nelson

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