Monday, July 28, 2008

Reference: Obama returns to face McCain music over missed GI visit, Bangkok Post, July 28, 2008

The issues in the U.S presidential campaign making news headlines have included everything from the war in Iraq down to inane questions of patriotism but have conspicuously excluded the Kyoto Protocol, a proposal by mad scientists that the earth's temperature can be raised or lowered by controlling carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels. We may infer from its absence that the Kyoto Protocol is dead, and that, with any luck, it will soon to be just as stone dead as its predecessor the Montreal Protocol that we were told back then was our only salvation from death by UV radiation. It was based on the folly that natural cyclical changes in the ozone layer of the atmosphere were caused by human activity. Neither of these Protocols is benign. Bad science makes for bad policy and bad policy is injurious to society.

Cha-am Jamal

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