Well, At Least He Didn’t Blame Bush

Amazing stuff these bright guys who represent us come up with:

A top Democrat told high school students gathered at the U.S. Capitol Thursday that climate change caused Hurricane Katrina and the conflict in Darfur, which led to the “black hawk down” battle between U.S. troops and Somali rebels.

No. Really.

I mean what is wrong with you – all you have to do is connect the dots:

“In Somalia back in 1993, climate change, according to 11 three- and four-star generals, resulted in a drought which led to famine,” said Markey.

“That famine translated to international aid we sent in to Somalia, which then led to the U.S. having to send in forces to separate all the groups that were fighting over the aid, which led to Black Hawk Down. There was this scene where we have all of our American troops under fire because they have been put into the middle of this terrible situation,” he added.

Climate change = drought = famine.

According to 11 (not 1 or 2, but 11) 3 and 4 star generals, hmmm?


No mention of that civil war that was going on is there?

Following the downfall of President Siad Barre in 1991, a civil war broke out in Somalia between the faction supporting Interim President Ali Mahdi Mohamed and that supporting General Mohamed Farah Aidid. The United Nations, in cooperation with the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and other organizations, sought to resolve the conflict. The Secretary-General in 1991 dispatched an envoy to whom all faction leaders expressed support for a United Nations peace role. The United Nations also became engaged in providing humanitarian aid, in cooperation with relief organizations. The war had resulted in nearly 1 million refugees and almost 5 million people threatened by hunger and disease.

And then to make matters worse, while addressing Katrina, this intellectual powerhouse was reduced to quoting the Goracle:

Markey also told the students that there no longer exists any debate about whether or not disasters like Katrina are caused by climate change.

“There now is no question that this harm is being caused by human activity,” said Markey. “It’s warming up the planet and melting the glaciers. There is an underwater heat wave going on. The waters get warmer and warmer and that intensifies the storms and creates even greater havoc when those storms reach land.”

The planet is running a fever. It’s heating up but there is no emergency rooms for planets,” he said. “The worst consequences affect the planet — not only New Orleans — but the whole planet.

Last, but certainly not least, his parting words to the children:

“Back 100 years ago, women rose up and said we want the right to vote, and they were successful,” he said. “Now, you are like the green generation and you are rising up and saying we must ensure the planet does not suffer the worst consequences of climate change.”

Oh. My head hurts.

In case some of you still don’t know who this guy is he’s Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of the House (Select) Energy Independence and Global Warming Committee.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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