3 thoughts on “Air pollution in the Arab World”

  1. This is an interesting angle. Military activities must have some impact on air and soil pollution but this impact is almost certainly very small compared to the major processes described in the post. Locally, though, the impact might be considerable. But to the best of our knowledge, there are no reliable data and it would in any case be hard to isolate the effect of military activity from that deriving from other activities: for example, how would one measure how much additional dust had been created by tracked military vehicles driving over friable soils in Iraq? And the amount of depleted uranium (if any) in the sand and dust reaching Arab cities is (probably!) much too small to measure.
    However, if readers are aware of any studies on this subject, we should be glad to have the references.

  2. I wonder if there are any data on the impact of war and other military activities on air and soil pollution e.g. depleted uranium getting into the sand that travels in storms, toxic fumes from military vehicles [air and land], whatever chemicals are released when bombs explode… etc.

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