LETTER: Don’t tax what is normal

There’s not a person in the world that can show me with any degree of certainty that any kind of tax will affect or change the climate.

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An engineer can show me with 100 per cent certainty what it takes to build a bridge and overcome the stresses involved.

If we’re trying to influence or change the climate what are we trying to change it to? Back to normal?

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What is normal if the climate has been changing since the beginning of time.

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Remember, most of North America was glaciated not too long ago in relative terms.

Bob Broughton

Saanich

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