Could the death toll from a killer typhoon in Southeast Asia been prevented?
September 29, 2009 11:49am CST
The Reuters news headline reads "Typhoon kills 32 in Vietnam; Philippine Toll at 246" and I don't even know if some of my relatives in Manila are affected. But I just had some form of realization this morning when I woke up. North America is the #1 producer of carbon in the world, which causes greenhouse gases, which in turn cause global warming. No less than Al Gore in The Inconvenient Truth says that too much carbon concentration in the atmosphere jinks the weather worldwide, making it unpredictable. The Reuters news agency quotes a Vietnamese official as saying that the typhoon was the worst in three decades. So there, what better explanation can you have? Meanwhile, The US is pressuring developing countries like China and India to make commitments towards reducing carbon emission, but the two countries won't commit. Why, because when the US was in the process of industrializing, no one forced the country to reduce its carbon emission targets, did anyone? And now China and India are being told to take it easy on the carbon, or else. Whatever the unfairness, the carbons are certainly wreaking havoc on what would otherwise be relatively predictable weather patterns around the globe. But this is not the case! What are your thoughts on this? Any radical ideas to change the course of global warming?