UN makes 5 million more Africans homeless to fight global warming

The United Nations global warming deal could make another five million people homeless in the world’s poorest countries, for the express purpose of setting forest land aside to slow global warming through conservation.

Millions who live in and depend on forests for their livelihoods could be evicted from their wooded homes, according to new study which will be released later this month.

The new study by the Rights and Resources Initiative shows implementation of the U.N.’s agenda in Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could displace up to 4.1 million living in the heavily inhabited ecologically “protected” areas and another 0.9 million who depend on the region for their economic well-being. The intended goal of this mass displacement is to set aside local forest land to fight global warming.

“Governments have targets to expand their protected areas, and now with new climate funding being available the risk is they will use this to expand in a way that doesn’t respect local rights. It could result in the displacement of millions of people,” Andy White, from the Rights and Resources Initiative, told the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Previous analysis shows that as many as 17 million people have already been displaced from newly “ecologically protected” areas in the DRC alone by the local government and “international conservation organisations.” That’s almost a quarter of the DRC’s population. The new study suggests that the impacts on displaced people would be extremely difficult to mitigate.

“Our new masters … like the animals more than humans and do not mind that people suffer as long as the animals are happy,” a local Mbuti tribal leader in the DRC said.

The new analysis used data from Oak Ridge National Laboratory to calculate how many people would be forced to migrate after their livelihoods were destroyed by ecological protection. Since the DRC is the world’s second poorest country, any economic disruption can be devastating to the people involved. The average person in DRC earned an annual income of just $380 in 2014.

Both the local governments of Liberia and the DRC and the United Nations have repeatedly displaced residents in the name of fighting global warming. The DRC, funded by Germany and environmental non-profit groups, plans to set aside 12 to 15 percent of its forested land as ecologically protected areas. Liberia will turn 30 percent of its forests into ecologically protected areas in exchange for $150 million in developmental aid from Norway.

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  • Kicker

    Environmental terror in support of an environmental hoax.

  • G van Rijswijk

    Very little CO2 is absorbed by forests. Most is absorbed by the oceans which also produce around 80% of our oxygen

    • Brin Jenkins

      Is this true? One thing we do know is C02 is required by all growing plants and when it fall below 140 parts per million plants stopped growing. Also commercial tomato growers increase C02 within glass houses to improve crop yields showing just how necessary this minority gas is to all of us for food.

      I understand that C02 is absorbed by water and the colder the more so. When water warms this is then released. The old cause and effect, heat is the cause of the CO2 release from water, it may not also be the cause of heating!

      • G van Rijswijk

        It is the plankton etc that need CO2 and produce oxygen.

        • Brin Jenkins

          Thank you, it was your comment that very little is stored in forests that intrigued me, I had thought it might be significant as a longer term storage in wooden construction for our needs.

          • G van Rijswijk

            Of course carbon makes up part of the timber comprising forests. That fact and the fact that trees are a source of oxygen is used by Greens to push for more forests even if it means displacing people …. as they are doing in the developing world.

            However in relative terms the oceans absorb more carbon. Shell fish shells and corals are made of calcium carbonate. When these die the calcium carbonate sinks to the sea floor resulting in a continual accumulation of stored carbon as carbonate. Think white cliffs of Dover.

    • Larry Schuth

      A forest, in equilibrium, is not a producer of CO2 or O2. It is however a storage of carbon. As for as the storage end of it, the best thing would be to clear cut it and bury it so no O2 can get at it and let the forest regrow producing both more stored carbon and O2 while it is growing. Climate change- It has always been present since the beginning and will be here after man is gone as long as the Earth is here. There are two real problems. One is the change of the ph of sea water and the problems connected with the animals ability to fix calcium for their skeletons. The other is sea level rise. Not from melting glaciers or snow but from the increased H2O released when natural gas is burned. All that water has to go someplace and the atmosphere can only hold so much. It comes down as precipitation then starts its downward journey to the sea, that raises as a result.

      • G van Rijswijk

        Ocean pH will not change by much as it is well buffered against pH change. Water produced from the burning of gas is insignificant compared to the surface area of the oceans and so will have little impact.

  • Dano2

    Another paranoid conspiracy ideation.

    best,

    D

    • Pam Dunn

      Were you born with your cranium inserted up your lower methane vent or did you do that to yourself? It’s obvious the only paranoid around here is YOU and your asinine claims and statements.

      • L C Black

        You do win the golden toilet tissue award. that’s because no other posts seem to be preoccupied with bathroom wording.

        • Pam Dunn

          You have to speak the TRUTH of the matter or morons like you wont understand.

  • Dale

    This story seems an extreme take on what is being proposed. The totally political UN and its off-shoots makes enough anti-people and anti-science blunders without pecking around the perimeters for scraps.
    Simply dig right in as there is lots for everyone.

  • Michael Castillo

    Obama’s world order!

  • Information Voter

    I always wondered how imaginary global warming could displace millions of people to become refugees. Silly me, the eco-mafia simply throws them out of their habitat!!

  • firftrmark

    There is the “millions will be displaced because of climate change”. The solutions are what is causing the displacement not the climate. Another mass refugee situation created , Ship them all to the U.S. and help the transformation.

  • CTConservatives47

    Future generations will look in amazement at the scientific illiteracy of our current generation of environmentalist zealots. Globally averaged temperatures rose barely a third of a degree for a brief period (1978-1998) that happened to coincide with the rise of the modern “environmental” movement, and they want to anandon the fuels that power moden civiization.