Monday, March 02, 2009

Climate change for a colder climate?

It’s now 1st week of March, it’s hot on most days in Metro Manila and nearby provinces but on some days, like yesterday and today, cloudy skies and cool wind prevail, with some drizzle. Summer has officially arrived last week, as announced by the Philippines’ weather bureau, PAG-ASA.

I read in the news today that the south and north-east of the US is slam-dunked by a snow storm. I’m flying to New York this Friday, I checked yahoo weather, the minimum today is -14 celsius! Hope it won’t be as bad when I arrive there in 5 days.

Incidentally, the event I am attending there is the International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC), March 8-10, sponsored by the Heartland Institute.

Aside from the very bad forest fire in southern Australia last month due to very hot climate there (but there was heavy rains and flooding in northern Australia at the same time), many parts of Planet Earth has been experiencing a generally cold weather, with notoriously bad winter in many parts of Europe and north America. The repeated occurrence of a “cold front” in the Philippines and other tropical countries is also notable.

Are we entering a climate change for a global cooling, not global warming? I remember it was really hot in 2007, and it was during those period where the IPCC report came out, there were plenty of global meetings initiated by the UN. The meeting in Bali where around 15,000 politicians, showbiz celebrities, environmental NGOs, media, and many other people swooped down on Bali, Indonesia, created huge carbon footprints as most participants came from thousands of miles away on the other side of the planet.

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