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  • From the "No Schist Sherlock" files: "Exploiting the Earth can fuel violent conflict"

    Since the UN is headquartered in New York City and this is a "current event," I posted it here. If the staff thinks there's a better section for it (Jokes & Humor?), please feel free to move it.

    The UN in its inimitable capacity for abject stupidity has just discovered that the exploitation of natural resources can cause wars...
    Energy and Environment
    How exploiting the Earth can fuel violent conflict


    By Chelsea Harvey March 22

    At the end of May, the U.N. Environment Assembly (UNEA) will convene for the second time ever in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss the United Nations’ sustainable development goals and the environmental challenges facing today’s world. And it looks like one major theme to be addressed — one that’s a growing concern among world leaders and activists — is the link between violent conflict and an increasingly over-exploited natural world.

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    “I think we have, for a long time, overlooked often the root causes of conflict,” said Achim Steiner, UNEP’s executive director. “When civil strife, civil wars, internal conflicts happen, the attention is on, so to speak, the immediacy of the battle zone.”

    But, he said, studies are increasingly suggesting that natural resources and the environment are often a central factor in these conflicts — and this can happen in three main ways. First, issues involving natural resources can be the direct cause of conflicts. Second, they can help prolong conflicts that already exist. And third, they can help revive conflicts that had paused or ended.

    Evidence of these trends can be seen in conflicts that have occurred all over the world. In fact, a 2009 UNEP report concluded that natural resources play a role in at least 40 percent of all internal conflicts in countries.

    Exploitation of natural resources can help start or revive conflicts in a variety of ways. Competition for land and water resources, for instance, can be a big source of tension between human communities, and environmental degradation — for example, deforestation, pollution or the redirecting of water resources — can increase this competition.

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...lent-conflict/
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  • #2
    I wonder how many millions this study cost.
    I get the idea that their goal is to give the appearance of being useful without actually doing anything helpful.
    Avatar is General Gerard, courtesy of Zouave.

    Churchill to Chamberlain: you had a choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor, and you will have war.

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    • #3
      No, the rest of us are if we believe such garbage.

      It is all about being able to panic the world population so they can obtain worldwide control of our lives under their proposed Agenda 21.
      “Breaking News,”

      “Something irrelevant in your life just happened and now we are going to blow it all out of proportion for days to keep you distracted from what's really going on.”

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SRV Ron View Post
        No, the rest of us are if we believe such garbage.

        It is all about being able to panic the world population so they can obtain worldwide control of our lives under their proposed Agenda 21.
        Yep.
        Credo quia absurdum.


        Quantum mechanics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd! - Richard Feynman

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        • #5
          How ironic...posted by the Doctor, who works for Big Oil which is but one of many huge comglomerates that spend millions yearly on public relations firms to convince the world that they aren't part of the problem.

          That kind of raw hypocrisy kind of takes your breath away.

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          • #6
            Didn't we see this illustrated in the movie "2001, A Space Odyssey" where the two tribes of apelike pre-humans fight over the watering hole?
            TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
            “War is merely the continuation of politics by other means” - von Clausewitz
            Present Current Events are the Future's History

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            • #7
              Sea level has been falling on the Atlantic seaboard for the past six years.
              https://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/...ing-sea-level/

              Or the Eastern coastline is rising?
              TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
              “War is merely the continuation of politics by other means” - von Clausewitz
              Present Current Events are the Future's History

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              • #8
                well a lot of conflicts in Africa are about natural resources and there exploitation. They may say it is about other means but it recourses(wealth) or religion (Crazy nut jobs)
                you think you a real "bleep" solders you "bleep" plastic solders don't wory i will make you in to real "bleep" solders!! "bleep" plastic solders

                CPO Mzinyati

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