Secretarul general al ONU, sud-coreeanul Ban Ki-moon, a ajuns la concluzia, tocmai cand scria la Washington Post, ca dezastrul umanitar din Darfur, Sudan, a fost provocat de - sau are la baza - schimbarile climatice. Hm... Poate si situatia din Kosovo este provocata to de incalzirea globala...
A Climate Culprit In Darfur
By Ban Ki Moon
Saturday, June 16, 2007; Page A15
Just over a week ago, leaders of the world's industrialized nations met in Heiligendamm, Germany, for their annual summit. Our modest goal: to win a breakthrough on climate change. And we got it -- an agreement to cut greenhouse gases by 50 percent before 2050. Especially gratifying for me is that the methods will be negotiated via the United Nations, better ensuring that our efforts will be mutually reinforcing.
This week, the global focus shifted. Tough but patient diplomacy produced another win, as yet modest in scope but large in humanitarian potential. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir accepted a plan to deploy, at long last, a joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur. This agreement, too, is personally gratifying. I have made Darfur a top priority and have invested considerable effort, often far from public view, toward this goal.