Fewer cars

First published in Letters

THE BELIEF that environmental salvation can be achieved merely by swapping one hydrocarbon based fossil fuel for another is a popular delusion among politicians, scraping the bottom of the barrel for a “response” to a problem that stops short of actually doing anything about the problem. (“Carrot and the big stick” SWA 30th July) Any measures to limit the pollution from motorised vehicles simply by reducing the emissions from them are bound to fail as long as the number of vehicles is allowed to increase year by year. There are simply too many cars in London, and in all our towns and cities, regardless of the fuel they are burning.

There are also too many cars on the M4 through south Wales but building a by-pass around Newport is attacking a symptom, not the cause. The lack of job opportunities here compels many people to travel long distances to work, often having to live away from home during the week.

The long-term solution of course is to provide more jobs in south Wales, and by producing locally what is consumed locally this will reduce not only the number of cars on the roads but also the number of HGVs. This is easier said than done, I know, but a start could be made long before any new motorway is built.

Clive Shakesheff Lewis Way Chepstow

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7:04pm Tue 5 Aug 14

architron says...

The biggest attack on our environment is caused by "Monsanto" who are pushing genetically modified organisms on the human race.

The fake anthropogenic global climate change is a money making scheme that has sweet FA to do with saving the environment.

When Monsanto get richer by forcing dangerous crops into our environment; I ask myself , are people still believing serial liars known as politicans and mainstream media?

Just to scratch the surface of who monsanto are and what they are doing, just watch these two documenteries and be prepared to be shocked at the scale of the lies perpetuated against humanity in he name of the bottom line. PROFITS.

http://m.youtube.com
/watch?v=ULhb1kjqkAk


http://m.youtube.com
/watch?v=6nNFmzAOtJI
The biggest attack on our environment is caused by "Monsanto" who are pushing genetically modified organisms on the human race. The fake anthropogenic global climate change is a money making scheme that has sweet FA to do with saving the environment. When Monsanto get richer by forcing dangerous crops into our environment; I ask myself , are people still believing serial liars known as politicans and mainstream media? Just to scratch the surface of who monsanto are and what they are doing, just watch these two documenteries and be prepared to be shocked at the scale of the lies perpetuated against humanity in he name of the bottom line. PROFITS. http://m.youtube.com /watch?v=ULhb1kjqkAk http://m.youtube.com /watch?v=6nNFmzAOtJI architron
  • Score: -3

2:13pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Mervyn James says...

Too many cars, get rid and set up a viable public transport system. Maybe ban cars from motorways and only allow business use ? we'd cut the jams by 60% overnight. Car drivers are inconsiderate and will pay to drive at the expense of eating so you cannot reason with them, nor tax them off the road.
Too many cars, get rid and set up a viable public transport system. Maybe ban cars from motorways and only allow business use ? we'd cut the jams by 60% overnight. Car drivers are inconsiderate and will pay to drive at the expense of eating so you cannot reason with them, nor tax them off the road. Mervyn James
  • Score: -5

2:40pm Wed 6 Aug 14

smokintheweed says...

"Car drivers are inconsiderate and will pay to drive at the expense of eating so you cannot reason with them"

You don't half come out with some rubbish.
"Car drivers are inconsiderate and will pay to drive at the expense of eating so you cannot reason with them" You don't half come out with some rubbish. smokintheweed
  • Score: 4

7:55pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Super Shinobi says...

Of course we need more cars, more lorries to bring food, more reliance on fuel, more schools, more hospitals, more ways to sustain those needs, and more polution as a result.

Environmentalists make me laugh. There's no such thing as an environmentalist farmer, and poor overcrowded civilisations spend very little or have little interest on the environment.

They never advocate any policies that would limit the population, or the wealth strangulation and welfare boom that state controlled resources propagate.

Of course it must be uncaring capitalists and greedy corporations that are driving the necessity for this bloated consumption.

If the cars and lorries stop, and the monsanto's stop, people starve and lose the means with which to feed themselves. No amount of 'green taxes' changes that.
Of course we need more cars, more lorries to bring food, more reliance on fuel, more schools, more hospitals, more ways to sustain those needs, and more polution as a result. Environmentalists make me laugh. There's no such thing as an environmentalist farmer, and poor overcrowded civilisations spend very little or have little interest on the environment. They never advocate any policies that would limit the population, or the wealth strangulation and welfare boom that state controlled resources propagate. Of course it must be uncaring capitalists and greedy corporations that are driving the necessity for this bloated consumption. If the cars and lorries stop, and the monsanto's stop, people starve and lose the means with which to feed themselves. No amount of 'green taxes' changes that. Super Shinobi
  • Score: 2

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