The readers’ comments attached to this article in the Norfolk, Va., paper are hilarious, and largely show just how disconnected many people are from Wild Nature. There ought to be no driving of any kind on Cape Hatteras National Seashore, save for the main drag running the length of this barrier island. Sadly, this article fails to make note of the fact that Hatteras Island stands to be permanently under water some day thanks to the rising sea level caused by climate change, which is, of course, caused by human activities such as driving gasoline-fueled vehicles which emit carbon dioxide. I have spent many a grand day on Hatteras Island, especially around Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, so don’t tell me I don’t know what I’m yapping about. I do, only too well.
Let’s remember what the mission of the National Park Service is: “…to promote and regulate the use of the…national parks…which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”