Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Reference: A hot summer expected to arrive early this year, Bangkok Post, February 3, 2008
Some months ago it was predicted by scientists that man-made climate change would cause the hot season in Thailand to arrive earlier than usual and to be so much hotter that parts of the country would experience heavy rains and floods while other parts will be hit by a severe drought (A hot summer expected to arrive early this year, Bangkok Post, February 3, 2008). The hot season has come and gone. It did not arrive earlier than usual and it was not hotter than usual. There were no catastrophic floods or droughts. No doubt there will be more scary predictions to follow that will continue to make us fear greenhouse gases because we have forgotten that their prior predictions were wrong.