Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Reference: Nothing positive about global warming, Postbag, April 23, 2008
A reader of the Bangkok Post in Santa Fe, New Mexico, writes that he is "working as hard as possible to ensure that the Bangkok Post does not need to move its offices due to rising sea levels" that he claims is caused by man-made global warming (Nothing positive about global warming, Postbag, April 23, 2008). The city of Bangkok is located very near to sea level and it is sinking. It floods every year during the rainy season and these floods are particularly bad when flooding coincides with high tides. Eventually the BMA will have to invest in some kind of flood control and management infrastructure. However, none of this has anything to do with carbon dioxide, global warming, or rising sea levels. For one thing, there is no evidence that the sea level is rising. The letter from Santa Fe follows a well known strategy used by global warming alarmists. First scare the daylights out of them; then hold yourself out as their savior.