Sahara Gift

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  1. dogghr

    dogghr Well-Known Member

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    You guys seeing affects of the Sahara windstorm sharing some of their soils/sands with us?? Getting so hazy here it vision is limited to about 10 miles.
    The Sahara actually becomes an Oasis every 20000 years or so. Marine deposits found there make for an interesting read. And despite only an inch or so of rain Per year it is inhabited by a number of plant and animal species.
    We as a group should start some rotational plantings there to improve the soils. Maybe a Native managed prairie?

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    Well dang it........with a new layer of Arab soil I'm going to need a new soil test.

    You've been wanting more topsoil, so you should be happy about this...…:)
     
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    In three years Native would have pictures of pears and apples
     
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    If there was any water available...yes...
     
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    Maybe if you stay around another 18000 years it will be an oasis again and your luck will be good. Maybe plant Fig trees instead of pear and apple ??


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    A 3/4 inch pvc might work.
     
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    Really sandy here this morning then three inches of rain took care of that.
     
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    The Sahara has always intrigued me. According to scientists, if there were enough of trees planted there, the trees would draw rain and the greenery would reach a point of being self sustaining. There's plenty of water available right beside the Sahara in the South Atlantic Ocean, with some desalination plants and pumping stations it could be feasible. If the nations of the world would collaborate on an effort like this instead of the trillions spent on warmongering each year, a lot of good could be done for the planet. Of course I'd put @Native Hunter in charge of the project. If he'd promise to to focus on trees and stay away from those prairie weeds. He'd have to wear a turban and ride a camel.
     
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    If he smokes your Mullein that you takes about he might pull that off.
    We sponsor some kids and a school in central Africa and when I get info on happenings I can’t help but notice continued poor planting methods especially for an arid zone. We seldom spend much time or resources in areas w/o oil. And much of the Sahara has been volatile for decades w typical cultural fighting.


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    I remember the day when I would "walk a mile for a Camel" and further than that for a Marlboro.
     
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    I am glad those days ended 10 plus years ago for me.....
     
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    Would be an ecological disaster. The world needs balance and deserts are part of that.
     
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    I agree. Man has tried to outwit mother nature many times. She always seems to win...
     
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    Was the Middle East a desert during Biblical times? Does man cause desertification? Could climate change be caused by agriculture and land use as much as by industry and fossil fuels?

    Just some things I ponder.
     
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    Interesting thinking. BBC Science News: Using a new computer simulation of the Earth's climate, German scientists say that the Sahara underwent a brutal climate change about 4,000 years ago. Over a very short time scale - possibly as short as 300 years - it went from grasslands with low shrubs to the desert we are familiar with today, end Quote. That timeline would correspond with the biblical flood. Evidently after the flood the Sahara was Noah's beachfront real estate. But there had to be deserts before, or else camels would have had no place to live.
     
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    For interesting read follow up w the group of regenerative agriculture. They show a heat sensing scan of spring plowing conditions In The mid west opposed to rotational cropping which preserves temperature of soils and prevents obviously erosion wind and water which indirectly affects wind and rain patterns. They apply abilities to reduce the amount of Sahara desert if world techniques would change and weather patterns would self correct minimizing so called global warming.
    Your food plot is helping save the world


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