domingo, junho 17

O problema do Darfur, por Ban Ki-Moon



Na opinião do Secretário-Geral da ONU, Ban Ki-Moon, a raiz do problema para a actual situação no Sudão está, nem mais nem menos, nas alterações climáticas:

Almost invariably, we discuss Darfur in a convenient military and political shorthand -an ethnic conflict pitting Arab militias against black rebels and farmers. Look to its roots, though, and you discover a more complex dynamic. Amid the diverse social and political causes, the Darfur conflict began as an ecological crisis, arising at least in part from climate change.

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.

It is no accident that the violence in Darfur erupted during the drought. Until then, Arab nomadic herders had lived amicably with settled farmers. A recent Atlantic Monthly article by Stephan Faris describes how black farmers would welcome herders as they crisscrossed the land, grazing their camels and sharing wells. But once the rains stopped, farmers fenced their land for fear it would be ruined by the passing herds. For the first time in memory, there was no longer enough food and water for all. Fighting broke out. By 2003, it evolved into the full-fledged tragedy we witness today.

Eu nem vou tecer comentários, já que o artigo fala por si. O eco-fanatismo já não é apenas uma religião, é também uma ciência astrológica.

4 comentários:

LV disse...

Gracias por el link Bruno.

Francamente, después de leer que la luna tiene la culpa del cambio climático y que Gran Bretaña va a iniciar un proyecto llamado Green PC -que consiste en que el ciudadano manda a un ordenador central, que supuestamente contamina menos que los ordenadores individuales, todos sus archivos (e-mails, contraseñas, documentos...)- ya nada me sorprende.
El proyecto del Green PC es por el momento, voluntario, pero al paso que vamos, no me extrañaría que lo hicieran obligatorio...

[I figure you understand it in Spanish...]

Barão da Tróia II disse...

Gstava de perceber onde é que esta gente anda com a cabeça. Boa semana

Bruno Gonçalves disse...

"El proyecto del Green PC es por el momento, voluntario, pero al paso que vamos, no me extrañaría que lo hicieran obligatorio..."

Me neither...

Gracias por el comentario.

Bruno Gonçalves disse...

"Gstava de perceber onde é que esta gente anda com a cabeça."

Também eu... ;)