Thursday, November 06, 2008

Reference: The dream is still alive, Bangkok Post editorial, Bovember 6, 2008

The editorial says that, given a new administration, the US should "no longer shirk its responsibilities when it comes to climate change". It is probably for good reason that the phrase "global warming" has quietly morphed into "climate change" since evidence for warming is becoming harder and harder to come by. The world has not warmed since 1998 and in recent years we have seen a steep cooling trend, steeper than the pre-1998 warming trend. If we accept the Kyoto Protocol hypothesis that mankind is able to micromanage the planet's climate change phenomenon by changing fossil fuel consumption - decreasing consumption to cool down the planet and increasing consumption to warm it up - exactly what action do you propose that the new US administration should take now that the earth has entered a sustained cooling trend?

Cha-am Jamal

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