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Letter to the Editor: Turn your engine off

'Are you so entitled to your pathetic comforts that you need the AC running while you spend zero to 30 minutes doing whatever else is so bloody important?'
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A Pemberton local is urging motorists to sacrifice a few seconds of cold air and turn their cars off while running errands this summer.

In these days of record-breaking heat waves, forest fires, smoke and constant reminders that global warming is going to make these things even worse, I am constantly asking myself the question: "What kind of a--hole leaves their diesel pickup (or any other vehicle) running while they're in their house/post office/grocery store?" 

Are you so entitled to your pathetic comforts that you need the AC running while you spend zero to 30 minutes doing whatever else is so bloody important, that you can't possibly shed a bead of sweat when you get into your vehicle and the AC starts up?

Are you a climate denier? Because if you are there are still lots of good reasons to shut off your stupid truck while you're in your house/the grocery store/post office. Like noise pollution and the fact that (at least diesel engine) exhaust is a Class 1 carcinogen.

Go ahead buddy, keep up the idiocy and don't do anything that will make you uncomfortable.

Remember not to worry about the smoke or the heat in your comfy little cab, because it's the fires that are coming for you.

Mike Williamson // Pemberton