Letter: Floods & wildfires call for sandbags & helicopters, not electric cars

The Editor,

Re. "PoMo council joins other cities in declaring climate change emergency" (The Tri-City News, June 13).

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I’m not sure I follow the logic behind Acting Mayor Lahti and Coun. Amy Lubik’s climate emergency plan. To deal with inevitable floods and increased wildfires, they suggest we invest in electric cars and carbon emission reduction in general.

Wouldn’t sandbags, inflatable berms and perhaps an additional fire truck or helicopter contract services be better choices?

Preference should be directed towards fire-resistant landscaping initiatives and other means of dealing with reality rather than lofty and largely unobtainable ideals seeking to gain political points.

Ron Gordon, Port Moody

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