Germany’s Socialist Deutsche Welle news outlet has found a way to combine the plight of immigration with the plight of Climate Change – “Climate Refugee’s”. Citing Central America as being in the midst of a unprecedented drought, DW uses this to vilify Trump as he supports building a Wall thereby exacerbating the immigration plight of the Climate Refugees.
The Central America Dry Corridor has existed for hundreds of years. Not unlike California, it is vulnerable to the climate implications of El Nino and la Nina. These forces produce years of flooding and years of drought. Like California, the countries most vulnerable have done absolutely nothing to mitigate these weather troughs and thus agriculture is severely impacted. It is estimated that upwards of a million people are affected by the instability of this corridor.
In 2015, the UN signed massive agreements on behalf of Central America to support ‘resilience’ as a result of the negative climate impacts. “Sustainable Goals” were launched under the Paris Accord. And by 2016 a Commission was created and an ‘agenda’ was developed. By the end of 2016, the UN had held high level meetings and a proposal was put forth to spend $80 million to mitigate the climate effects.
By the end of 2017 another committee was created which formally announced that an agenda did exist and that indeed the Dry Corridor was vulnerable…
Still, nothing was actually done.
Today, the World Bank has created a five year program in Honduras that will ‘build resilience for 6,000 people who are extremely poor’. The program aims to teach these people ‘food security, irrigation, fertilization and healthy diets’ thereby increasing their income and lifting them out of poverty.
Houston – we have a problem… THREE years of doing nothing is exactly why the Paris Accord is a catastrophe.
Radical climate fluctuations resulting from traditional events such as El Nino create radical climate events, ie flooding and drought. To mitigate and preserve agriculture would entail capturing the water in reservoirs during periods of flooding, and having those reserves piped to agriculture land in periods of drought. No amount of healthy diet training and fertilization is going to help when the land is ravaged by water or desert.
A program to lift .6% of the population that has been designated as extremely poor into agriculture sustainability through healthy diet training over a period of five years – is NOT a solution in any sense of the word.
The US gives Honduras roughly $70 million in aid each year for the purpose of Humanitarian and Development assistance and Military assistance. Of the total aid, 11% is designated for military assistance, and 89% for Economic development. This would be taxpayer $$$$.
In the EU, five countries stand out as pledging the most to the ODA, Official Development Assistance organization, which is tasked with promoting economic development in developing countries. Sweden, Norway, Luxembourg, Denmark and The Netherlands lead the EU in dedicating money to assist developing economies become more gender equal. Apparently, Women Empowerment is thought to be critical to agriculture sustainability development. The remaining 10 countries that pledged money – apparently never actually coughed it all up including two noteworthy countries: Germany and France.
While no one argues against gender equality, the fact that Economic Development is now defined as gender equality for the purposes of economic aid – is perhaps why these countries remain economically undeveloped. It explains why their agriculture is devastated year after year, it explains why their countries remain poor, and why aid does absolutely nothing to lift them out of poverty. They are not building reservoirs, dams, irrigation systems, pipelines, etc… to capture and preserve water, instead they are being told what constitutes a healthy diet, and given classes in gender equality training.
So despite the fact that infinite amounts of millions have been given to these countries within the Dry Corridor, nothing has been done to alleviate the problem by these dedicated numerous charities in association with the UN. And instead, the UN and the EU defacto Germany have decried that the Border Wall, aka Trump, is to blame for all the ails that have persisted for decades.
In essence the EU and UN are simply looking for a way to align Climate Change money with Women Empowerment by teaching what constitutes a healthy diet to countries that have no food, and sell them fertilizers in the process. Ah.
Personally I find this to be fake news, propaganda, disinformation, and hate speech toward our President. All of which are punishable offenses requiring fines, censorship, and jail time according to German Law.