Reference: Edge back from the abyss, Bangkok Post, September 22, 2009
Starting sometime this month the global warmists have injected the word "abyss" into their lexicon and as usual with warmist terminology, the word connotes fear and urgency with repetition and confusion substituting for meaning. Last week Ban Ki-Moon told us that we were approaching the abyss and if Copenhagen failed we would soon find ourselves at the abyss. This week we are told by Jose Manuel Barroso that we are already at the abyss and success at Copenhagen will help us to back away from the abyss (Edge back from the abyss, Bangkok Post, September 22, 2009). Besides the terminology, Mr Barroso also appears to be confused about the data and forecasts presented by the very people whose science supposedly legitimizes his message. He writes that "climate change is happening faster than we believed only two years ago" whereas in 2009 the IPCC and others have actually backed away from their more extreme forecasts of 2007 in all aspects of climate change including temperature, ice melt, and sea level rise. In their desperation ahead of Copenhagen, the warmists have become more confused and less credible than ever.