To the editor,

How can you suggest higher gas prices are good ("The road to hell," Upfront, June 26)? You've made global warming your theme lately, to the point where you've lost your objectivity. Not everyone who opposes carbon taxes is a global warming naysayer (I'm not), but this is just a PR scheme to suck money from poor people like me. Until countries unite to combat this problem on a global level, we're doomed. Developing nations ramping up their industry to record levels perverts the whole process. The fact is, we could park every car in NS tomorrow and it would do nothing! The road to hell is paved with good intentions. I want to see a ban on air travel. We don't need it in the internet age. Close every drive-thru on the planet. Shit like this would let me know we were serious. Stephen Harper (I'm no fan) speaks the truth when he says this would ruin us for no gain. I'm 50 years old, own two bicycles and barely drive my car already. Canada will do its part to combat this problem, but we can't be economic martyrs. If Stephane Dion can sell his green plan to the world, count me in. Otherwise, you should stop advocating screwing ourselves.

By ---Alan Sullivan

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