Experiencing a dust storm

December 30, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More

A photographer from National Geographic shows what it’s like to be in a world-class dust storm in Mali.


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Jim Razinha says:

    Saw this from StumbleUpon (and many thanks for that suggestion!).

    Korea experiences the effects of an annual dust storm that originates in China. Called "Yellow Dust" in English, it gets pretty thick, even after crossing the West Sea (Yellow Sea).

    One year (c. 2003), things pretty much had to shut down for a couple of hours all over the region – it was so dense I could not see 20 feet (six meters) in front of me. (No exaggeration.)

    Not the same, but then not dissimilar. The dust supposedly gets worse as China "develops" the forested lands between the Gobi and the coast. And pollution is a big contributor as well. Apparently, this past March was the worst case ever.

    And people still doubt anthropogenic effects on the climate.

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