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July 24, 2005

Now It's Sand

By: Rowan Wolf

Look out Florida - there is a massive sand storm heading your way. NBC6 has a series of pictures of the sand cloud and the 1995 storm. As one tropical storm and hurricane has rumbled toward Florida and the southern United States, the drought and high winds in the Sahara have spawned a massive sand cloud which is crossing the Atlantic.

I have heard global warming referred to as global "weirding." That certainly seems to be the case at this point. Parts of Africa and Southern Europe are in the grips of a record breaking drought. The Southwestern United States is in a record breaking heat wave and the death toll climbs. Meanwhile, one named storm after another spawns in the south Atlantic and ravishes island nations, Central America, Mexico and the southern United States. In the Pacific "Super" Typhoon Haitang brought record rains and displaced 7.6 million people.

Weirding indeed. I'm sure there is an "up" side in the approaching sand storm. Perhaps it will be lauded as replacement of beaches eroded by the hurricanes.

Posted by Rowan at July 24, 2005 8:42 AM Category: Global Warming

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