I thought this was the pick of the letters today
The petroleum party is coming to a close, the good times can't go on forever. Will we be like raging drunks and keep scrounging for that last squeeze from the cask, and regret it all tomorrow? Or do we plan for change now, and leave the scene with dignity, minimising the potential damage? (
Mark Slocum Dulwich Hill)
And Micheal Duffy
deserves an award from the flat earth society for these profound insights...
Driving around the airport in rush hour this week, I saw something that encapsulated a modern conundrum. Two cyclists were pedalling along, keeping all the peak traffic in the lane behind them down to a crawl.
Now we all know getting people onto bicycles is a good thing for the environment in theory. But you have to wonder if allowing them on busy roads might be a triumph of symbolism over substance. The average car needs to travel at between 55 kmh and 90 kmh to achieve the minimum possible air pollution.
I know some cyclists go at 55 kmh, but most don't. These two certainly weren't. They were slowing down the traffic, forcing thousands of cars to emit more greenhouse gases than they would have otherwise.
Yes, you heard it right. Its the cyclists who are responsible for climate change.