Monday, June 18, 2007

Loon-City, U.S.A.

Climate Change Behind Darfur Killing: UN's Ban Ki-Moon

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that the slaughter in Darfur was triggered by global climate change and that more such conflicts may be on the horizon, in an article published Saturday.

"The Darfur conflict began as an ecological crisis, arising at least in part from climate change," Ban said in a Washington Post opinion column.

UN statistics showed that rainfall declined some 40 percent over the past two decades, he said, as a rise in Indian Ocean temperatures disrupted monsoons.

"This suggests that the drying of sub-Saharan Africa derives, to some degree, from man-made global warming," the South Korean diplomat wrote.

"It is no accident that the violence in Darfur erupted during the drought," Ban said in the Washington daily.



Anonymous Anonymous said...


Uh-huh...has absolutely NOTHING to do with marauding Arab Muslims and their desire to implement Shari'a in this wasteland.

They should Al Gore over there to tell them about using less greenhouse gasses when they lay siege to a village. He could educate them on how it is NOT their fault - it is the fault of Americans that drive SUV's and live in multiple, huge houses.

Welcome to the week....have a great day.

5:33 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Isn't this guy a nightmare? And I thought we couldn't help but do better after Kofi & Co....

8:53 AM  
Anonymous catfleas said...

I always thought that it was dry in the Sahara. They could probably use a visit from our very own "rainman," Big Al. All they have to do is ask...and pay him a lot of money. Isn't bringing rain to a town an old gypsy trick?

10:57 PM  

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