Letters: Internal combustion engines aren’t the problem

Posted 5/24/22

To the editor:

If Mr. Voutes (“Blown away by gas-powered lawn equipment” letter, May 19) seeks solitude and improved health by the elimination of internal combustion engines (ICE) he's …

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Letters: Internal combustion engines aren’t the problem

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To the editor:

If Mr. Voutes seeks solitude and improved health by the elimination of internal combustion engines (ICE) he's sawing on the wrong tree. 

Imagine a Barrington that had only 100 inhabitants. This would resolve Mr. Voutes’s concerns, and then some. So long as the most intelligent species on this planet continues to ignore that it has populated well beyond critical mass for this finite ecosphere, all the feel-good legislating in the First World countries will do nothing to prevent our extinction.

Postscript: Mr. Voutes most likely has never experienced the exhilaration of a large displacement two-stroke motorcycle, watercraft, ski mobile, or ultralight plane. The two-stroke engine continues to reign in the world of ICE for its simplicity and class-leading, power-to-weight ratio. And ICE is only surpassed by nuclear in its ability to power our lives in perpetuity. 

Scott Boyd 

20 Kensington Ave.

Portsmouth

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