As you read this story, don’t forget to thank your lucky stars that Al Gore is here to help make sure the United States also does its part to save the world from global warming:
KICUCULA, Uganda — According to the company’s proposal to join a United Nations clean-air program, the settlers living in this area left in a “peaceful” and “voluntary” manner.
“I heard people being beaten, so I ran outside,” said Emmanuel Cyicyima, 33. “The houses were being burnt down.”
Other villagers described gun-toting soldiers and an 8-year-old child burning to death when his home was set ablaze by security officers.
“They said if we hesitated they would shoot us,” said William Bakeshisha, adding that he hid in his coffee plantation, watching his house burn down. “Smoke and fire.”
According to a report released by the aid group Oxfam on Wednesday, more than 20,000 people say they were evicted from their homes here in recent years to make way for a tree plantation run by a British forestry company, emblematic of a global scramble for arable land.
But in this case, the government and the company said the settlers were illegal and evicted for a good cause: to protect the environment and help fight global warming.
Sounds like some pretty horrible things are happening in the name of saving the planet from a profit-driven hoax.
Too bad the New York Times didn’t use a title that is thick with the irony the story deserves: “Low income Africans protected from ravages of global warming: Poor blacks hardest hit”
Remember this video? Nobody thinks these people were only joking, do they?