Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Reference: Waking up to climate change, Bangkok Post, April 29, 2009

With reference to the recently released ADB report on the economics of climate change in Southeast Asia - patterned after its mother report, "The economics of climate change" by Nicholas Stern of the Grantham Institute of Climate Change in Britain - and funded by the British, a fawning Bangkok Post editorial states that the report is credible because it uses the phrase 'climate change" saying that "Climate change" has of course replaced the less credible "global warming". If the thesis is that the globe is warming why is the phrase "global warming" not credible and why are vague and non-specific phrases like "climate change" more credible? Are they unsure about the direction of the change? If so, then what is the basis for their predictions?

Cha-am Jamal

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