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Nearly two decades after one of the world's most devastating famines in Africa, scientists are pointing a finger at pollution from industrial nations as one of the possible causes.
An Ethiopian child sits in his mother's lap at the Wad Sherife refugee camp in Sudan, near the Ethiopian border in this March 13, 1985, file photo. Nearly two decades after one of the world's most devastating famines in Africa, scientists are pointing a finger at pollution from industrial nations as the possible cause. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma, File)
The starvation brought on by the 1970-85 drought that stretched from Senegal to Ethiopia captured the world's attention with searing images: skeletal mothers staring vacantly, children with bloated bellies lying in the sand, vultures lurking nearby. Before rains finally returned, 1.2 million people had died.
Now, a group of scientists in Australia and Canada say that drought may have been triggered by tiny particles of sulfur dioxide spewed by factories and power plants thousands of miles away in North America, Europe and Asia.
Originally posted by tnangela
Lastly, the genocide of 1.2 million ethiopians through aerosol spraying is a war crime.