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Arabian Sandstorm Makes Dubai Look Like Mars

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An impressive sandstorm whipped across the Arabian Peninsula on Thursday, sending a sea of red-hued dust across the desert and towards the major economic hubs of the Persian Gulf. The storm’s strong winds were caused by a high pressure center that shifted offshore.

 

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/04/02/a_massive_duststorm_hit_dubai_and_the_arabian_peninsula_on_thursday_photo.html

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And of course they try to link it to climate change...

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And of course they try to link it to climate change...

 

I know, it's quite wicked. There really is no depth to which the global cilmate change conspiracy will not stoop.

 

 

So what accounts for such a big storm? The relationship between dust storm behavior and climate change is a still a very uncertain science, but a 2011 study found a “shift in characteristics of dust storms in the Arabian Gulf,†including a recent change in mineral composition, as a sign of changing wind patterns. Previous research has shown that regardless of climate change, up to half of all atmospheric dust is directly attributable to human activity, including agriculture, overgrazing, and deforestation.

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What would an interesting weather piece , brought to your attention by Knocks, be without four's contribution eh? Always makes things so much clearer ( unlike the images in the article).......

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What would an interesting weather piece , brought to your attention by Knocks, be without four's contribution eh? Always makes things so much clearer ( unlike the images in the article).......

 

GW if you can show me where the deforestation ,overgrazing and increase agriculture has happened in the desert where the dust came from you have a point.

 

Otherwise global generalization on what causes increases in 'dust' have no bearing on what was just a natural event of unusual intensity.

 

There is no requirement for a man made spin on a weather event.

 

 

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"""up to half of all atmospheric dust is directly attributable to human activity, including agriculture, overgrazing, and deforestation"".

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