445. 2/15/1991

“According to a report by the Environmental Protection Agency, Saddam Hussein systematically ignited or otherwise crippled 749 oil wells during Iraq’s retreat from Kuwait in February 1991, causing 610 well blazes. By June, those fires were emitting roughly two million tons of carbon dioxide daily into the atmosphere.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Lawrence F. Kaplan and William Kristol, The War Over Iraq, Page 21

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