A UN panel explains Global Warmening forced the National Islamic Front government of Sudan to commit genocide in Darfur. It’s been burning villages and murdering their inhabitants since 1989 – way before GW became holy writ.
That makes Sudan’s leaders the pioneers of CO2 reduction – 400,000 dead villagers don’t exhale or drive SUVs.
Climate change – with its associated failure of rains and expansion of deserts – lies at the heart of the bloody conflict in Darfur, a panel of United Nations scientists said yesterday.
They gave warning that Sudan was unlikely to achieve peace until it tackled the accelerating environmental damage responsible for exacerbating tribal and political tensions.
“Political tensions” is UN Speak for (my ellipsis):
…conflict-affected civilians (have) grown to 4.7 million, according to the latest UN figures; and hundreds of thousands have died.
…the real explanation to genocide in Darfur lies not in the climate but in the ruthless arrogation of national power and wealth by the brutal regime that rules in Khartoum.
Since coming to power by military coup in 1989, deposing an elected government and deliberately aborting Sudan’s most promising chance for a north-south peace since independence in 1956, the National Islamic Front (which has innocuously renamed itself the National Congress party) has engaged in a vast campaign of ethnically-targeted human violence and destruction throughout Africa’s largest nation: in the Nuba mountains, in southern Sudan, in the southern Blue Nile, in the eastern provinces (particularly among the Beja), and most conspicuously in Darfur.
Back in 1989, we were just coming out of the Global Coldening Crisis. But the far-sighted National Islamic Party saw Global Warmening coming, and instituted its own firm-but-fair CO2 minimization.
The UN should – and doubtless will – give these guys a medal.