By Bruce Rhodes
January 12, 2005
One need look no further than the nearest public school to see that the voluntary approach to reducing greenhouse gases is not working (Tougher Kyoto Rules Urged – Jan. 11). It’s easy to spot parents in vehicles, engines idling, waiting for their kids. This ritual can entail 20 minutes of idling by parents arriving early to secure parking close to the school.
This anti-Kyoto behaviour could be eradicated by inviting parents into the school lobby if it is really that cold out, passing and enforcing bylaws to ban idling near schools, or adding a 60-cents-a-litre fuel tax to help cover the total true costs of burning fossil fuels.