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Global Warming Behind Darfur Crisis

by | 18th, June 2007

THE mass murders in Darfur are not part of a genocidal plot by the Islamists. And they are not something the UN can solve. We can all do our bit. Turn off that telly. Put that light out. Walk to the shops. Save a life in Darfur:

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.

Anyone seen Mad Max?

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