Saturday, February 10, 2007

North Korea: Global Warming, Hazard to Humankind

From KCNA:

Global Warming, Hazard to Humankind Pyongyang, March 25 (KCNA) -- It is an important issue related to the existence of humankind to prevent global warming. Yellow dust phenomena, which have been raised as a serious ecological and environmental problem in the international community, are frequent occurrences with a strong intensity owing to the desertification quickened by global warming. This year the DPRK has suffered severe damages by the yellow sand winds which have come earlier than previous years. The strong yellow sand winds have sharply reduced hours of sunshine and solar radiation, which caused a considerable fall of temperature; they have adversely affected the growth of animals and plants, natural environment and operation of precision machines. The number of those suffering from respiratory and eye troubles has increased and the yield of crops is likely to be decreased. Global warming also causes abnormal weather phenomena including El Nino and La Nina, which incur torrential rainfalls, heavy snowfalls, long-spell droughts, typhoons and whirlwinds, bringing about terrible disasters to people. The DPRK has consistently directed great efforts to the land management and environmental protection in order to prevent global warming. March 25, 2004