Mr. David Miller, Mayor
City of Toronto, City Hall
Today, June 28, 2010 I saw you on television. You talked about many things, including protests, and “How to get your message out without destroying the city.” One item in particular struck me. You talked about the G20 and how it could be used to address Climate Change and getting the message out. I believe you said that: “It was the most important issue in the world today!”, or words to that effect. If this be so, then you have a unique opportunity, and you are in a unique position to bring that opportunity to fruition with the eyes of the world upon you.
Allow me to outline the wonderful opportunity before you. As the Mayor of the one of largest and most assuredly the most dynamic city in the world, I am sure that you realize that you also represent a constituency that clearly uses the most energy, food and resources of any city in the beautiful country of Canada.
Also, you must realize that your security of supply for all these items lies outside your city with many other nations and countries as well as with people of Ontario. When you consider how easy it was to bring the city to its knees with a mere handful of G20 protestors surely that drives home the point that security is another important issue that confronts us. It does not compete with Climate Change, but combining these two current issues gives you the unique opportunity to ensure the energy security of Toronto and fight Climate Change with only one small act.
Here is the plan: Invite the providers and developers of Wind Power, Solar Power and Industrial Turbines to “Energize the City”. When you view the maps of Toronto available on the Internet (Google maps for example) you can see that there are numerous areas where Wind Power would be practical and beneficial and would ensure the security of supply for the City of Toronto. No longer would you be required to suffer the complaints of the NIMBY’s of the rural areas who do not want Wind Turbines and Solar farms. Indeed not! You can grab control of this issue and open up Toronto to become the first “Free Energy City” of the globe. You would not need lengthy transmission lines that bleed power with every kilometer.
The power would be in the back yard of the people who crave it daily, and you, sir, would control it! How can you resist? This is a project that would the support of consumers, commerce and industry. You would rule a City of Free Energy. The energy would be unlimited, supplied by the wind and the sun – all at no cost to you once a few inexpensive and unobtrusive installations were completed. Think of it – solar panels on every building all in the same attractive and uniform hue, attractive, efficient turbines humming along like banks of quiet refrigerators supplying the greenest people, in the greenest city in the world. Toronto will truly be a dynamo among cities and nations!
The benefits of this plan far outweigh any negative trivialities which could possibly be conceived of. First, the energy is free, second the generation sources are noise free and unobtrusive, third they fight Climate Change by eliminating the possibility of CO2 emissions. These installations could even become tourist attractions tempting everyone from around the world to visit our fair city to bask in the reflected glow of our accomplishments. Imagine rows of Wind Turbines marching down the Don Valley —in all their magnificent glory – powering our very city! Think of the beauty of High Park in the morning with the sun glinting off stately towers! The benefits are obvious, the advantages are many, and there are no drawbacks that are in any way possible worthy of mention.
This is your opportunity to transform Toronto into the most sought after living space on the planet where energy is free for the taking and the citizens may live guilt free knowing that are contributing in an inimitable manner to our saving of the planet. What’s not to like?
There’s more! This could happen at no better time. HRH Prince Phillip and Her Majesty the Queen are available to share in the experience of announcing an unprecedented action to take action against inaction and lead the campaign to save the world from certain destruction. As you know HRH Prince Phillip is in the forefront of the battle to save the planet. Imagine your stature in his eyes! You would make all Torontonions, Ontarions and Canadians proud if you could challenge the Country, nay the world, with this bold action plan.
Mr. Miller, Your Worship, I implore you to pass any necessary local laws and move ahead with all possible haste to a new, energetic and shining future. You need give me no credit as it is your inspiration as you talk of a green future of saving the planet that permitted me to think of this bold and inspiring plan. I know that I but repeat your thoughts. When you speak of conservation and energy there are few that are not moved by your eloquence.
All I ask in return for this idea is that you think kindly of me when you receive the thanks, adoration and adulation of your constituents. Please speak not of me again as I feel that any thoughts of your constituents should be solely with you in this matter.
Do it now while the eyes of the world are upon us. Do it now while the touch of Royalty may be visited upon you. Do it now while the Natural Governing Party is our guiding light along the path of righteousness.
Your Humble Servant and admirer,