20 December 2008

Global warming must be addressed before it’s too late

The China Post,  Friday, December 19, 2008

CHIAYI, Taiwan -- In a recent article in The China Post about the appointment of Chinese-American scientist Dr. Steven Chu as the next U.S. energy secretary (“Steven Chu: New U.S. champion to battle global warming,” Dec. 17, p.2), a reporter noted that Chu will be Barack Obama’s “dedicated champion in the life-or-death fight against global warming,” adding: “Chu has increasingly sounded the alarm on the dire need to address climate change before it is too late.”

The report also quotes the 60-year-old Dr. Chu as saying that our Earth is threatened with “sudden, unpredictable and irreversible disaster.”

The China Post is to be applauded for regularly keeping readers here informed about what is happening in the fight against global warming and for trying to show both sides of the issue, both pro and con. Some people like Dr. Chu believe global warming is real, while others feel it is has no scientific basis.

In keeping with Dr. Chu’s feeling that alarms need to be sounded about the problem of climate change, I have started a process to file a class-action lawsuit with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague in the Netherlands, asking for US$1 billion in damages against current world leaders for manslaughter of all future generations of human beings if strong steps are not taken now to try to curb global warming worldwide. The money, if any is awarded by the ICC, will be donated to the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to help continue informing the public about this most “dire” issue.

The only news media to report news about this lawsuit so far was Reuters News Service in Holland, which posted a brief news item about the suit last month.

The lawsuit might seem frivolous to some people, but those who want to read more about the suit and its purpose as a public wake-up call about global warming issues, may do so here — northwardho.blogspot.com — posting their own personal comments, pro or con, as well.

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