Monday, December 17, 2007

Reference: The Arctic is screaming, Bangkok Post, December 17, 2007

Since 1998, and most recently in 2007, we have been told on a fairly regular basis that climate change induced by greenhouse gases from fossil fuels has reached the "tipping point". One wonders how many tipping points there could be. When asked to define the term they said that it is not a point of no return and that a definition will be forthcoming in the future but that there is no doubt that we have reached the tipping point in 2007. In other worlds they are not sure what tipping point means but they are pretty sure that we are there. Judging from the increasing pitch and volume of their press releases, I would guess that their rhetoric has also reached some kind of tipping point.

Cha-am Jamal

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