Hopefully Mr. Moon is going to finally take leadership on an issue that has long needed leadership. As I mentioned in a previous post, the former Secretary General was very good about providing benefits for his continent of Africa, but was lacking in his ability to accomplish anything of substance in Darfur.

Apparently, Mr. Moon (Mr. Ki Moon?), after only five months in office, is finally getting peacekeeping forces in Darfur via a joint agreement with the African Union.

Despite that he manages to blame it all on global warming:

Two decades ago, the rains in southern Sudan began to fail. According to U.N. statistics, average precipitation has declined some 40 percent since the early 1980s. Scientists at first considered this to be an unfortunate quirk of nature. But subsequent investigation found that it coincided with a rise in temperatures of the Indian Ocean, disrupting seasonal monsoons. This suggests that the drying of sub-Saharan Africa derives, to some degree, from man-made global warming.

Seems a stretch to me, particularly because there are at least 16 countries that border the Indian Ocean, neither of which have been doing quite the degree of ethnic cleansing that the Sudan has. Conflict almost always occurs over resources and indeed it’s no surprise that a drought spurred the conflict, but many countries have gone through longer droughts without mindless genocide.

washingtonpost.com

UN SG blames Darfur on–what else?– Global Warming
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