Saturday, September 25, 2004

Sudan: The First Global Warming War

From an article by Johann Hari
16th September 04


...The Pentagon's predictions - ignored by the Bush administration - are coming true faster than anybody could have expected. The genocide unfolding in Darfur is in fact the first global warming war. The tribes of western Sudan have been awkwardly sharing the region's resources for the past 40 years. But - as the International Crisis Group has documented - massive ecological damage to Sudan has caused those resources to shrivel over the past few years. With less and less to go around, the Arab tribe has turned murderously on black Darfurians. They are raping and hacking them off the land because the region's resources are no longer enough for everyone.

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