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« on: April 04, 2013, 02:25:32 AM »

I wonder how many programs like this the US supports?  Global Warming?

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So what has our Supreme Leader done? He has abruptly withdrawn our country from something called the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. Donít feel bad if youíve never heard of this important body, because neither has anybody else. But everyone is outraged just the same.

Never heard of it.  Likely, Obama or Hillary have quadrupled the US contribution every year since 2009?

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But the really incomprehensible part is why the UNCCD is still around at all. After it was set up in 1994, as an offshoot of the Rio Earth Summit, every nation signed on. Since then it has accomplished nothing, unless you count endless conferences, consultations and reports as something. The UNCCD took 13 years to come up with a 10-year plan. Its documents are full of urgent calls for more synergy, more interlinkages and more networking with stakeholders. But if it has ever saved a single farmer or redeemed one hectare of drought-stricken land, thereís no evidence of it.

In other words, the UNCCD is like a lot of other UN bodies. The best you can say for it is that it hasnít actually done harm (which is more than you can say for the UN Human Rights Council, to choose a particularly egregious example).

Richard Thomas, an official with the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health, told me that, like all UN environmental bodies, the UNCCD has been plagued by inertia since the start.

read more here - http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/the-un-drought-program-did-africa-no-good-canada-was-right-to-withdraw/article10645044/?cmpid=rss1

The comments are interesting too.



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