Thursday, June 21, 2007

Yep, The United Nations is just as Batty as the Looney Left

So, if you're not familiar with the new secretary general of the "League of Nations" i.e., The United Nations, his name is Ban Ki-moon. Now, I was hoping that the new secretary general would be a more rational and fair guy than Kofi Annan, but I think this guy is nuttier than Auntie Matilda's trail-mix fruitcake or Michael Moore testing various samples of LSD, but then again, Michael Moore is just a whacko anyway.

I found this on the Investor Business Daily and read Mr. Ki-Moon's "logic" on why there is the genocide in the Dafur Region. This is really scary, although almost funny. Knowing that people like this can get into such positions of power, if you think the League of Nations has any power anyway.

Ban, The Bomb

Posted 6/19/2007

Leadership: The new U.N. secretary general invokes a Twinkie defense, excusing Islamofascist genocide in Darfur by blaming it on global warming. Forget the Chinese weapons. According to Ban Ki-moon, your SUV is responsible.

We never thought we'd miss Kofi Annan, but Ban has succeeded in making Annan seem like the voice of reason. In a Washington Post op-ed titled "A Climate Culprit in Darfur," he opines: "The Darfur conflict began as an ecological crisis, arising at least in part from climate change."

His theory, which should cause Al Gore to sue for copyright infringement, is that global warming heated up the Indian Ocean, which altered the monsoon cycle, which caused famine and drought, which forced people to fight and die over food.

Ban cited U.N. data showing rainfall declined 40% over two decades as a rise in Indian Ocean temperatures disrupted monsoon patterns. "It is no accident that the violence in Darfur erupted during the drought," he said. But he's wrong both on the politics and the science.

Ban forgot the part about the Islamic dictatorship of Sudan becoming a virtual client state of the People's Republic of China, contracting with Beijing to develop its oil reserves, then selling them to China and using the money to buy not food, but attack helicopters, tanks and other weapons to massacre its own citizens. It's not global warming that unleashed the militia on the people of Darfur.

Ban also forgets that before the Darfur slaughter, which has resulted in 200,000 deaths and the displacement of 2 million people, Khartoum fought a 21-year war against the largely Christian and animist south that ended in 2004, resulting in 2 million deaths.

In Darfur, the tribes are Muslim, but not Arab Muslims. They reject the government's brand of radical Islam. The Darfur slaughter is in fact a continuation of the government's efforts to Arabize and Islamicize the country as well as clear unwanted civilians from the oil fields being developed by China.

A team of four researchers led by Martin Hoerling of NASA recently looked at the African drought from the scientific side. They compared actual precipitation data with the simulations from 18 different climate models used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its Fourth Annual Assessment Report.

They found "the ensemble of greenhouse-gas-forced experiments, conducted as part of the Fourth Assessment Report of the (IPCC), fails to simulate the pattern or amplitude of the 20th century African drying," and that they "therefore concluded that greenhouse gases played little or no role in the observed African drying trends."

In laymen's terms, global warming and your SUV were not responsible. The Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Climate Change analyzed the Hoerling team's findings and concluded that "there is absolutely no evidence that the 20th century drying of much of Africa was in any way related to CO2-induced global warming, nor is there any model-based reason for supposing it will be so related over the next century."

Writing recently in the Financial Times, Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, quotes author Michael Crichton as saying that "the greatest challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda."

Klaus has called global warming a "religion." Ban Ki-moon is apparently a high priest of this religion, blaming the evil perpetrated by dictatorships on your tailpipe instead of the guys with the guns.