To the editor:
Your editorial of last week left a question unanswered: Why didn’t the council member “recuse” when his employer first proposed the Hatton School project?
This tiny Plainville-Southington area is as beautiful a spot as there is on the globe, and it behooves us to protect what has only been loaned to us. Windmills and solar panels are a step in the right direction, but they are only postponing the inevitable.
We continue on the present petro-nuclear energy course because our economic concept cannot change fast enough, and it needs stop-gap methods such as these to ease the transition. Parts of China are already experiencing unbreathable air pollution. Continuing on our present course at the present rate will result in mass genocide either from atmospheric pollution or collapse of the earth’s crust into the huge voids we are creating in its lithosphere.
The present petro-nuclear source of energy must be curtailed, immediately. A hydrogen energy system, from right here in Connecticut, has been in use in the space program for over 50 years. A worldwide hydrogen based energy system, and a more intelligent government, without financial interference is an immediate must.
Continuing on our present course will result in a mass of radioactive bricks, concrete and macadam rubble, crawling with human vermin, fighting and killing for a morsel of food.
I am not a religious person, but I am certain that all this beauty around us didn’t just happen. There is something in charge and a bit of it is in every human. It’s called “reason.”
The entire lifetime of a human isn’t even a giga-second in comparison to that of the universe, yet the harm we are doing to this earth is forever.
Harold E. Gerrish Jr., Southington