Letter: No more fossil fuels

The amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is rising dramatically

The amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is rising dramatically mostly from burning coal and natural gas which release carbons in the air.

When carbon burns it forms CO2 and it gains weight by joining with oxygen. The resulting emissions can outweigh the fuel.

This creates a blanket on the Earth, creating lots of heat, and more blankets, more heat.

Think about body temperatures: The heat of the sauna to a plunge in ice water… if our temperature goes up or down four degrees we will likely die.

The small impact in tiny amounts in a human, like blood alcohol levels, is a pleasant warmth. But if you drink more you are living in a wild and drunken sky.

Global warming leaves nothing untouched. Our summer fires, water and crop failures, through carbon emissions. We have to start thinking really hard before adding more fossil fuels to our air.

This adds up to big trouble and the emissions keep piling up. What are we doing about it?

Ask yourself. This must change very soon or else.

Ray Dusseault

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Vernon protesters take BLM movement to Polson Park

A handful of demonstrators raised fists, signs in solidarity Friday

$30,000 over 30 weeks for local causes

Send us your good stories and you could win money for your favourite cause

Tagging Suicide Hill ‘Plan F’ for Vernon grad class

Portion of 30th Avenue hill may be closed for nearly three months if approved

Bear strolls into Vernon house

Conservation officers are searching for the bear, which entered a home in the Foothills area

More research required ahead of public drinking in Vernon

City staff recommend consultation with RCMP, Interior Health Authority before taking next steps

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

Kelowna Mountie who punched suspect identified, condemned by sister

‘How did he get away with this? How is this justifiable?’

Police watchdog investigating Lake Country incident

A man was taken to hospital after the June 3 incident

Community backlash over Black Lives Matter rally in Kelowna

Some members of Kelowna’s black community stated they don’t support Friday’s rally

PHOTOS: Anti-racism protesters gather in communities across B.C.

More protests are expected through the weekend

Pair accused of ‘horrific’ assault at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park at large

Police say Jason Tapp, 30, and Nicole Edwards, 33, did not show up to meet their bail supervisor this week

No charges to be laid against 22 northern B.C. pipeline protesters

Twenty-two people were arrested in February, but Crown has decided not to pursue charges

Most Read