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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Ban Ki-moon: Climate Change Behind Darfur Killing

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon wants you to feel very, very guilty about global warming. via Brietbart [emphasis added]:

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.

When Darfur's land was rich, he said, black farmers welcomed Arab herders and shared their water, he said.

With the drought, however, farmers fenced in their land to prevent overgrazing.

"For the first time in memory, there was no longer enough food and water for all. Fighting broke out," he said.
A hat tip goes to my favourite radio talk show host, who had this comment:
Just when you thought it couldn't get stranger, just when you thought -- it actually gets stranger after this story. But when you thought it couldn't get stranger, we can all breathe a huge sigh of relief. Well, because for a while there, you know, I thought it was barbaric Islamofascists killing off the blacks and Christians in a religious-based genocidal frenzy.
Bonus: listen to Al Gore sing Ball of Fire.

Cross posted at Mitchieville

1 comment:

Hershblogger said...

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has an interesting chart on rainfall in Sudan that suggests the genocide should have started much earlier if Ban Ki-Moon(bat) is correct.

Climate change roundup

"There's a plethora of worrisome news and general whining on the "climate change" front over the last few days. We're hearing from such luminaries as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon(bat), and Tennessee Valley Authority "Customer of the Decade" AlGore, respectively, that Arab Muslim-supremacist genocidal thugs in Sudan, and other airheads like Paris Hilton, are, respectively, motivated by "climate change" and de-motivating to a thoughtful perspective on the topic of "climate change"."