I am one that believes our long term climate is being affected by the pollutants we spew into the air. But it is a long term concern that is not of immediate risk to our way of life. Although I concur with Mayor Mitman’s concern for environment, I think there are many other issues here in Easton that may cut short lives. Drug and Gang problems, social decay and property blight to identify a few.
Fighting global warming has its limits though. To treat our snow and ice like you would an endangered species is just going a bit too far. Protecting Easton’s glacial mass has caused many parking and transportation problems in the city. For the good of the city it is time to allow the Easton Ice age to recede.
Are we selfish for putting the convenience of parking within six inches of the curb and getting from the car to the sidewalk without crampons high on our priority lists? Is it too much to expect local government to solve its problems before indulging in the worlds? Maybe our mayor should working on more immediate issues like Easton’s dirty polar ice cap.