Sunday, March 30, 2008

Earth decade celebrated with annual spring ritual

If you turned your power off for an hour yesterday, you've got a long way to go to beat Lil' Kim, lovable environut with world's smallest carbon footprint.

The neighbours are celebrating (via the Boston Globe):

SEOUL - A grim rite of spring in Northeast Asia is the calculation of how many North Koreans could starve before the fall harvest - and what the neighbors are willing to do about it.

This year, though, the famine bailout season is more urgent, more complicated, and more politically explosive than at any time since the mid-1990s, when millions starved behind North Korea's closed borders.

Severe crop failure in the North, surging global prices for food, and tougher behavior by donors, particularly South Korea and China, are putting unaccustomed pressure on Kim Jong Il's dysfunctional communist state.

Good thing they don't have any nuclear weapons or missles.

Hit the link in the headline to read it all.

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