Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Reference: Who are the real climate leaders, Bangkok Post, November 10, 2007
Charoen Wat-Aksorn was a Thai hero because, like Seub Na Kha-satian before him, he stood up to the power elite of Thailand and said no. No, you can't just pay people off to have it your way as you run amok over this land to enrich yourselves. He was killed shortly after he had asked the authorities to investigate the alleged attempt by influential locals to grab public lands. He was opposed to the location of the power plant not to the kind of fuel it would use. He was not a global warming warrior and he had no fight against fossil fuels. It is a cruel, shameless, and grotesque act to use his name to push the global warming agenda (Who are the real climate leaders, Bangkok Post, November 10, 2007). The agenda survives only because its long term forecasts have yet to be proven wrong and it survives even though all of its short term projections have already been proven wrong. Hurricane Katrina was not a global warming phenomenon. There was no killer hurricane season in 2006. There was no killer hurricane season in 2007. Sane and decent persons would conclude that the model that made these predictions is wrong instead of continuing to push the same agenda even if it means having to sell genuine local heroes as global warming warriors to achieve their marketing objectives.