Thursday, April 16, 2009

Reference: Rapid sea level rise distincly possible, Bangkok Post, April 16, 2009

According to an article on global warming, we should mitigate rapid sea level rise by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels because in prior interglacial periods the sea level had risen by as much as 3 meters in 100 years and so we should expect it do so again in the interglacial period in which we now live (Rapid sea level rise distinctly possible, Bangkok Post, April 16, 2009). The argument is self canceling. If the sea level rise is a natural interglacial phenomenon then it is not caused by human activity and it cannot be mitigated by cessation of such activity. There was no human activity in prior interglacial periods that involved burning fossil fuels.

Cha-am Jamal

1 comment:

CPMJohn said...

Jamal, you're killing them with their own facts; how nervy of you!
Besides, take pity on the poor editor; he/she desperately needed some space filled.