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EXCLUSIVE: Huge Global Dust Storms Darken Skies and Parch the Earth.

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posted on May, 3 2006 @ 10:48 AM
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Originally posted by zappafan1
Crapola! Recent studies of information from the TYROS2 satellite, launched in the 70's, show




posted on May, 3 2006 @ 10:34 PM
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Originally posted by Regenmacher

If humanity can't or is unwilling to try to reverse these trends, then the modern world will cease to function in its present form.




Seems to me the big boyz are lining up at the trough, stashing their gold and goodies, and jockeying to rule the world when the dust settles. The real tragedy is that we're letting them do it. And not a few are helping. Guess they expect a pay off.




posted on May, 6 2006 @ 06:49 AM
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I would hardly say that these dust storms are "wreaking havok upon our planet" nor are they "horrific and devastating". Even a casual day's viewing of the Discovery Channel last week yielded a program relating how dust storms were normal and hardly a threat to life - they were little more than a huge inconvienience.

China, for example, has been plagued with them for centuries. I see no reason to start the warning sirens about this.

Granted, the DSC is but one source, but it's a pretty non-political and reliable one.



posted on May, 6 2006 @ 08:38 AM
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Well, China was obviously concerned enough to do this:




China Makes Artificial Rain for Beijing

BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese weather specialists used chemicals to engineer Beijing's heaviest rainfall of the year, helping to relieve drought and rinse dust from China's capital, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Friday.

Technicians with the Beijing Weather Modification Office fired seven rocket shells containing 163 cigarette-size sticks of silver iodide over the city's skies on Thursday, Xinhua said.

The reaction that occurred brought as much as four-tenths of an inch of rain, the heaviest rainfall this year, helping to "alleviate drought, add soil moisture and remove dust from the air for better air quality," Xinhua said.

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