Monday, July 21, 2008

Reference: The great flood, Bangkok Post, July 20, 2008

An "Earth Alert" article in the Bangkok Post (The great flood, Bangkok Post, July 20, 2008) says that a rising sea level caused by man-made climate change is responsible for floods in Bangkok. I have looked at the sea level data for the last twenty years from various measuring stations in Southeast Asia provided by the University of Hawaii and I have found absolutely no trend that could lead one to conclude that the sea level is rising. On the other hand, we have very good evidence that the city of Bangkok is sinking due to subsidence. To address the flooding problem effectively we should be true to the real causes of the problem instead yielding to climate change hysteria.

Cha-am Jamal

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