Changing the Sahara

Twink (
Thu, 20 Nov 1997 06:28:31 -0500 (EST)

At 06:14 PM 11/19/97 -0800, Anton Sherwood <> wrote:
>: If we can boost the temperature another three to five degrees,
>: the climactic change might restore the Sahara Prairie
>Eh? How? (And I think you mean climatic)
>: -- which would make
>: life a lot easier for a lot of poor people.

Hey, what about make the Rift Valley a little wider where it meets the Red Sea?
This would be relavitely easy -- say, a few small conventional explosions -- and
would create an inland swamp where there is no desert. It merits looking into.

Of course, the main reason for much hardship in the region in not the desert
conditions, but the forms of government -- ususally very anti-freedom -- there.


Daniel Ust