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in response to reader comment: Desertification due to sheep or lack of water ?

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Mar 17, 2014 at 08:10

Our dear Lars is a careless reader

Dhimmi no more sees the desertification of Egypt and North Africa as the product of the islamic ban on pork. In my view, it is more likely, it is caused by lack of water.

And Lars is a careless reader

I never said that. It was the arrival of sheep and goats in large numbers that was a disaster to the ecology in Egypt and North Africa

There was always plenty of water from the Nile in the case of Egypt that was properly managed by Egyptians from time immemorial and Egypt was the bread basket of the late antique world

Lack of water may be caused by two different factors. Change of climate

Egyptians kept very good records and there was no indication of climate change in the 7th century that can lead to such disaster

or bad administration of water resources. I do not know much on previous climate in that region, but I know, that arabs are often nomads.

And they brought there sheep and goats with them

In Egypt and North Africa, agriculture relies on careful administration of water resources. It is therefore important, that local rulers are efficient in water administration, and it is plausible, that islamic, nomadic invaders were not.

And that was my point!

This seems to me to be the most plausible reason for the desertifcation in islamic countries.

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