Dust storms and climate change

Dust storms in Northern India recently killed over 125 people. It is a deadly situation enveloping many areas of the planet. During 2015, a gigantic dust storm cloaked Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Israel, Egypt and Jordan. Climate change continues to degrade the ecology of the planet. Such earth-shattering events could be attributed to a mix of unusual weather conditions exacerbated by climate change. Dust storms result in land degradation which results in reduced biological diversity and adversely impacts human health.  Protection of the biosphere and biodiversity is relevant to all mankind. Remember, we did not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrowed it from our children.
- Farouk Araie, South Africa

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