Saturday, September 20, 2008
Reference: Storm surge, Brunch Magazine, Bangkok Post, September 21, 2008
There has been much speculation in the Thai media recently as to the surge effects on the low-lying coastal mudflats of Samut Prakarn should a storm like Cyclone Nargis form in the Gulf of Thailand. The attempt by the Bangkok Post to inject global warming and rising sea levels into the debate confounds an already complicated and contentious scenario (Storm surge, Brunch Magazine, Bangkok Post, September 21, 2008). Yet, those with a global warming agenda tend to see the storm surge forecast as being somehow related to carbon emissions. Their argument is baseless and false. It is said that if the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like nails.