For the second time in the last month, a powerful sandstorm covers Iraq. Visibility was reduced to 500 meters. Many cities have closed airports due to the weather. The storm is expected to end on the evening of May 3rd.
Meteorologists warn that due to global warming, such natural phenomena will become more and more frequent in the Middle East. Climate change brings with it drought, the onset of the desert, which threatens the region with catastrophic consequences.
According to forecasts, by 2050 the amount of water resources in Iraq will be reduced by 20%. In the coming decades, more than 270 days a year may become dusty. The only way to deal with dry winds is green spaces in their path.