The United Nations (U.N.) has issued an urgent warning about the Sahara Desert, which is in the process of “greening” apparently due to climate change.
The reversion of the Sahara from desert back to a type of “Garden of Eden” would seem, on its surface, to be a good thing. But because a changing climate is involved, the U.N. is fearmongering about how someone needs to do something to stop it.
Published on Oct. 26, the U.N. announcement explains that Africa has been “warming progressively” since the start of the last century, and that over the next five years some big changes are coming.
The northern and southern regions of Africa are slated to become drier and hotter, according to the U.N., while the Sahel region of Western Africa is expected to get a whole lot wetter.
Since the Sahara region of Africa used to be a whole lot wetter, it has remained over the past 6,000 years as the uninhabitable desert we all know it to be. Only now is that beginning to change, and somehow this is a bad thing because it could be the result of carbon emissions.
“In recent months we have seen devastating floods, an invasion of desert locusts and now face the looming spectre of drought because of a La Niña event,” warned World Meteorological Organization (W.M.O.) Secretary-General Petteri Taalas in a statement.
“The human and economic toll has been aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic,” he made sure to add.
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