Like every thing else that's wrong in the world right now, it's popular to blame the imaginary phenomenon called global warming for exacerbating world hunger. As head kook of the abysmally corrupt United Nations, Ban Ki Moon explains....
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) - The U.N. chief warned Sunday that the world must urgently increase food production to ease skyrocketing prices and pledged to set up a task force on a crisis threatening to destabilize developing nations.
The cost of food has increased by around 40 percent since mid-2007 worldwide, and the strain has caused riots and protests in countries like Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Haiti and Egypt.
"We must make no mistake, the problem is big. If we offer the right aid, the solutions will come," Ban said at the opening of a a five-day U.N. conference on trade and development in Ghana's capital, Accra.
"One thing is certain, the world has consumed more than it has produced" over the last three years, he said.
Ban blamed a host of causes for the soaring cost of food, including rising oil prices, the fall of the U.S. dollar and natural disasters.
He said he would put together a special task force to help deal with the problem and called on the international community to help. He said the U.N. World Food Program plans to raise $750 million per year to help feed 73 million people in 80 countries.
The irony is that enviro-kooks' solution to their deranged hallucinations actually IS the cause of more hunger. As Al Gore and his lapdog worshippers absurdly insist that we fill our tanks with food rather than petroleum, the world prices of basic food stuffs rise rapidly, plunging already struggling countries further into misery and despair. The wild-eyed demand for bio-fuels not only increases the price of corn for ethanol, it also increases the prices of other staples because farmers are replanting fields with corn instead of less profitable rice, soybeans, you name it. But global-warming zealots in the US and abroad won't admit that bio-fuels are a complete and utter environmental and economic disaster, they just promise to demand more money from rich nations(the U.S.) to fix the problem of world-wide hunger. A problem that so far no amount of money has even put a dent in.
Actual causes of hunger in Africa:
Rampant governmental corruption, blood-thirsty dictators, tribal warfare, unchecked disease transmission, refusal to use birth control, white farmers killed or kicked off their formerly very productive farms. Do you see what all of those reasons have in common? They all require blame to be placed on Africans themselves. But for liberal boobs, that would be insensitive, so they just blame the easy target, global warming, which by extension is blaming the US.
A well fed Ban Ki Moon plots his next seizure of US wealth to throw down the rat's hole of African hunger.