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Letter: Fossil fuel’s time has passed

It’s time to read the writing on the wall. Like the steam engine, horse and buggy, witchcraft, etc., it is time for coal, oil and gas to become obsolete or, may I say, not needed. To me, fossil-fuel use is as dangerous as it gets. It is the cause of global warming, which may destroy our “spaceship earth.”

The producers of fossil fuels, the cause of global warming, can switch to products that use the free energy given to us by the universe — solar for heat and electricity and rivers and oceans for energy. More money can be made by using free, non-carbon fuel.

How stupid can we get? If not now, when? Before it’s too late, look at NASA’s pictures of the loss of ice in the poles and glaciers. We must act now!

Richard C. Goodwin

Snowmass Village

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