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May 8, 2021

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If our government is going to prop up the car industry with our money, creating a false economy that we all know will only go down the same path again, they should stipulate on our behalf to start going green energy or fold.Our government was so concerned about carbon emissions that they had to create a tax for it and in doing so confirming to the nation that a major carbon emission pollution does exist. I have not seen or heard one word on how the number-one carbon polluter, the billions of combustion engine vehicles that are surely responsible for most of the pollution in the world, should be seriously looked at.

The atmosphere can only hold so much carbon emissions before it becomes unsustainable for normal life. The concentration of carbon in the atmosphere is causing the oceans to absorb more heat, warming the oceans and causing extreme weather conditions that we are now seeing worldwide. If our governments are serious about the carbon problem, stop ripping off the taxpayers by a carbon tax and giving money to the car companies that are the source of the carbon problem and put a bit more thought and effort into solving the real problem.

We have invented, created and solved just about anything and everything thrown at us so I don’t believe that we can’t replace the combustion engine invented more than a hundred years ago with clean and renewable energy source. Instead of giving millions to the car company, get the best heads in the world together and create an efficient and better power source to replace the combustion engine.

Some will say we already have with the electric engine, but it still requires electricity which, in many countries, is produced by coal-burning power stations; this is only replacing one carbon polluter with another. Only when we have solved this problem will we be able to stop the control of the oil companies over us and be able to live in a healthier and sustainable world.

Nick Cropp, Bilambil


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