Put onus on industry, government

What this campaign will also do is continue to reinforce the suggestion that we the ordinary people are the bad guys.

Re:  Campaign to hit at gas pump.

I agree that it doesn’t hurt to be reminded of the effects of climate change every time I use gas or diesel at the pump.  However, what this campaign will also do is continue to reinforce the suggestion that we the ordinary people are the bad guys, with all the guilt, shame and discomfort that go with it.

Unlike cigarette users who have a choice whether to harm themselves, vehicle owners have little choice – if any – so we are forced to continue to harm the environment when we would surely rather not

The guilt should fall squarely on the laps of government and industry, who continue to putz along in the slow lane when it comes to ‘green’ means to get around. Perhaps Our Horizon could focus on them instead of us.


Margo Westaway

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