Sunday, April 22, 2007

Deep historical understanding

Thank Glory we have Margaret Beckett as Foreign Secretary. At the United Nations, she has been explaining the deeper currents in the ocean of world history:

"What makes wars start?" she said. "Fights over water; changing patterns of rainfall; fights over food production; land use."

She added, "There are few greater potential threats to our economies, too, but also to peace and security itself."

Beckett continued, "This is a groundbreaking day in the history of the Security Council, the first time ever that we will debate climate change as a matter of international peace and security."
Indeed. Who could forget the wars over rainfall patterns that so disfigured the twentieth century?

Via that man Blair again

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