Skip to comments.Dust storms cloud Iranís future
Posted on 04/12/2014 1:56:49 PM PDT by Lorianne
Iran is, literally, being blown away. Stifling dust storms frequently now envelop both big cities and rural towns across much of Iran, the worlds 17th largest country. They threaten to disrupt crucial parts of public and economic life, education, commerce, public health, agriculture, trade and transportation. Swirling clouds of windblown silt, soil, and sediment - already affected 23 of Irans 31 provinces in 2013, according to Vice President Masoumeh Ebtekar, head of the countrys Environmental Protection Organization.
Irans massive dust storms could also spill well across Irans borders, generating serious regional consequences and tensions. Dust clouds veiled Tehran for 117 days of the Iranian year, which ran from March 2012 to March 2013. And blinding sand storms blocked roads across the eastern province of Sistan and Baluchistan last summer, isolating nearly 60 towns and villages.
Dust storms regularly arise in arid and semi-arid regions around the world. Indeed, the Islamic Republic sits in the center of a Northern Hemisphere dust belt stretching from the west coast of North Africa, through the Middle East, and across South and Central Asia to China. Winds gusting over the open, level landscape of Irans dry plateaus, deserts, and salt flats readily pick up loose soil and sand, lifting bits of dirt and grit into the atmosphere and carrying it tens, hundreds, or even thousands of miles away.
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May all the Iranians and Arab Muzzies choke on their dust.
Can I be the first? Bush’s fault because of his weather machine!
As this is in Iran, it must be a Mossad Operation.
Those dust storms frequently carry small insects including scorpions and spiders. Really makes life interesting.
Then one must assume that Allah cannot or will not protect his beloveds.
We could solve the dust problem very easily. Just turn the sand into glass. Voila, no more dust problem.
You go to most of those cities and they are built on top
of older cities built on top of even older cities. I would
have to guess the the vast majority all the cities that
have ever existed there are, have been or eventually will
be buried. So whats new?
What all the haboob, bub?
Allah, or Baal, the more feeble younger “brother” to Jahweh, lost the argument, and this was the judgment of the Universe.
Those who believe in Allah shall be subjected to a number of plagues, including dust storms that involve whole nations.
But first they shall be driven mad.
Turning all their sand into glass would create a nice big dusty radiation cloud. No harm in that IMHO.
Yes. You’ll stop having sand storms and start having shard storms.
That’s a heck of a ghibli!
That climate change is a bitch.
God is not mocked.
There are worse forms of being blown away, capiche?
Yet the centrifuges continue to spin!
No wonder the Iranians aren’t interested in solar power, though they claim they need to provide more energy to their population.
If'n it wasn't fer all them dust storms and putting' cities up higher 'n higher, the earth would still be only 23,000 miles in diameter.
“If’n it wasn’t fer all them dust storms and putting’ cities up higher ‘n higher, the earth would still be only 23,000 miles in diameter.”
Just for laughs I went and looked this up.
According to Wiki,
“By one estimate, as much 40,000 tons of cosmic dust reaches the Earth’s surface every year.”
You think the middle east gets it all?