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Are the Deserts Getting Greener?

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posted on Jul, 20 2009 @ 08:31 AM
BBC Story Here

It has been assumed that global warming would cause an expansion of the world's deserts, but now some scientists are predicting a contrary scenario in which water and life slowly reclaim these arid places.

They think vast, dry regions like the Sahara might soon begin shrinking.

The evidence is limited and definitive conclusions are impossible to reach but recent satellite pictures of North Africa seem to show areas of the Sahara in retreat.

It could be that an increase in rainfall has caused this effect.

More info at the story.

I'm thinking these so called experts have no freak'n clue what is going on.

It's global warming! It's an ice age coming!
The deserts are going to expand! The deserts are going to go green!
It's man's fault. It's the sun's fault. It's the earths natural cycles!

posted on Jul, 20 2009 @ 08:56 AM
reply to post by FlyersFan

Thanks for that article FF. I live in the high desert Rockies, and as I travel around the State [NM] most of which could be considered desert; it is indeed greener and blooming. Beautiful and blessed with rain this summer.

The so called experts are just beginning to look at solar cycles and havent been studying them long enough to make definitive predictions as to the planets cooling or warming. If I could hazard a guess; solar cycles could be thousands of years long. Sun spots, radiation bursts, etc.

I do believe that man contributes to the earths weather but howmuch is open to conjecture.

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