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North Korea Fighting Global Warming! I Bet Its Citizens Are Grateful

May 21, 2014
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By Paul Homewood

 

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/20/north-korea-unlikely-champion-fight-against-climate-change

 

Just when you thought the Guardian could not get any worse!

 

When we think of North Korea, we think of a nation determined to be an outsider in the international community. Whether it’s testing nuclear weapons or threatening London hairdressers, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is not usually associated with compliance.

But there is compelling evidence that the North Korean government is motivated by domestic power games to co-operate globally on climate change.

North Korea has a record of compliance with its obligations as a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The obvious question then is why the North Korean government would show such commitment to the international climate change regime, given its belligerent reputation in the strategic realm.

The most obvious link is between environmental degradation, the vulnerable agricultural system and the stability of governance in North Korea. The concept of climate change vulnerability is important there.

 

 

As we all know, North Korea is already making a full contribution in the war against CO2.

 

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There were plenty of remarks I was going to make, but this comment on Komment Macht Frei rather says it all:

 

Ludicrous. Nowhere in the article do the words "communism", "socialism" or "poverty" — three words that ought to be synonymous in the minds of anyone with a basic knowledge of 20th century history — appear, and the author goes on to ascribe North Korea’s food insecurity to climate change instead. The author simply cannot bring himself to go one step further and state the obvious: if the country were freer and more prosperous, not least by ending collectivist agriculture, it would be much more capable of dealing with the deleterious effects of climate change. North Korea’s ‘contribution’ to fighting climate change by keeping its people in penury while asking for handouts from the rest of the world is hardly a model of ‘progress’, no matter how cynical the author acknowledges its government’s motives to be. Beyond absurd.

 

 

 Most of the other comments are in a similar vein, except for one chap who thinks NK’s problems are all the Americans’ fault. (So expect them all to be deleted!)

5 Comments
  1. May 21, 2014 10:21 am

    Reblogged this on CraigM350.

  2. May 21, 2014 12:50 pm

    I just sighed when I heard about this. How can a country already in the dark ages do more for ending the use of fossil fuels—except, of course, by having the military and the govenment living in the dark ages. NBC new last night was blaming “climate change” for endangering the Statue of Liberty. Seriously. How do they say these things with a straight face? Maybe “climate change” can be blamed for the complete lack of thought on the part of the news media?

  3. Joe Public permalink
    May 21, 2014 5:10 pm

    If all the Guardian’s readers had the carbon footprint of the average Nork, there wouldn’t be a ‘climate change’ problem.

  4. Brian H permalink
    April 7, 2015 3:26 pm

    ” the deleterious effects of climate change.” Such as? Neither the change nor its feared effects are in evidence.

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