Friday, October 02, 2009

Reference: Nature warns climate talkers, Bangkok Post, October 2, 2009

An editorial column claims that typhoon Ketsana "carries a sinister message" for climate change policy makers now meeting in Bangkok and that the sinister message is for them to "shape up or face the fatal consequences" (Nature warns climate talkers, Bangkok Post, October 2, 2009). Kindly note that typhoons in the South China Sea, cyclones in the Bay of Bengal, and hurricanes in the Caribbean are natural events we have had all along even when atmospheric CO2 was less than 300 ppm. Ketsana, Nargis, and Katrina cannot in any way be related to carbon dioxide. It is not possible for Ketsana to send any message, sinistra or destra, to meetings about reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

Cha-am Jamal

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