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President Roosevelt op kameel /American President Roosevelt on a camel in the desert by Nationaal Archief


Nationaal Archief/Spaarnestad Photo/Het Leven

Nederlands: De Amerikaanse president Theodore Roosevelt (links) op een kameel in de woestijn in de omgeving van Khartoum (hoofdstad van Soedan) in gezelschap van Baron Sir Rudolf von Slatin Pasha, een tot de Islam bekeerde Engelse baron. Foto uit 1910.

English: American President Theodore Roosevelt (to the left) on a camel in the desert in the neighbourhood of Khartoum (Capital of Sudan), accompanied by Baron Sir Rudolf von Slatin Pasha, an English baron converted to Islam. Photo out of 1910.

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Climate change deniers need to dust off their brains – grin.

Have humans contributed to the growth of deserts? Yep, plenty of proof there even in USA – remember Dust Bowl? What about diseases that could be carried to us from sand/dust storms in Asia and Sahara? Read on and find out for yourself – hack, wheeze, ack – that dust has a garlic flavor – must be Chinese – smile.

Amplify’d from www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Atmospheric Movement of Microorganisms in Clouds of Desert Dust and Implications for Human Health
Billions of tons of desert dust move through the atmosphere each year. The primary source regions, which include the Sahara and Sahel regions of North Africa and the Gobi and Takla Makan regions of Asia, are capable of dispersing significant quantities of desert dust across the traditionally viewed oceanic barriers.
Asian dust storms can take from 7 to 9 days to cross the Pacific Ocean. Dust storms moving off the west coast of Africa can take from 3 to 5 days to reach the Caribbean and Americas.
During an African dust event that occurred from 25 to 28 July 2005
These data demonstrate the ability of dust storms to impact air quality at significant distances from their sources (Tampa Bay is >6,500 km west of the coast of North Africa).Read more at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov