‘Our planet is dying’

Dear Editor:

RE: Rethink in order, Dec. 2.

In response to Mrs. Vandervliet’s letter, “Rethink in order?’ I have to ask myself, “Why has every emerging technology, since the invention of the wheel, been allowed to evolve, with inefficiencies and other negatives addressed along the way, but not electric vehicles?”

Her caveats might have been valid 20 years ago, maybe as recently as 10, but as recent climate calamities in B.C. have indicated, our planet is dying.

Her issues are moot and it is incumbent on us to embrace new vehicular technology and divest ourselves of fossil fuels.

Allan Berry,