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LETTER: Our car culture is slowly killing us

Letter writer says the excessive use of cars causes adverse effects of climate change, leading to heat dome and other extreme weather events
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GuelphToday received the following Letter to the Editor from Maggie Laidlaw in response to the column You're not going to like the answer to high gas prices published June 18. 

Another excellent column by Adam Donaldson. This city still treats the car as king of the road, and Ford's Ontario does likewise. With a child and grandchildren in Victoria, BC, I spent quite a bit of time there this past year, including the heat dome last summer, the atmospheric rivers in the fall, and a week of unprecedented deep snowfalls in the week between Christmas and New Year.

These weather aberrations are no longer aberrations. They are what we can expect with increasing frequency as the adverse effects of climate change take hold on Earth. Our car culture complacency is slowly killing us, and the refusal of our leaders and indeed of us to do something about it is reprehensible.

Maggie Laidlaw