Meanwhile, Mohmmad Darvish, a leading environmentalist, talks about sandstorms in the Sistan and Balouchestan province.〔【出典】Global Voices Online◆【英文】Hamid Tehrani ◆【和訳】Mariko Yagi ◆【License】CC BY 3.0 〕
Although China itself is one of the world's biggest producers of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming, scientists there have been warning for years that climate changes in Tibet could dry up major Chinese rivers and trigger drought, sandstorms and desertification."VOA-0477", "2241607"
North East Asia's sand storms also affect Japan."MB000127", "2413437"
The number of sand storms in the area has increased by about five times over the past half century."MB000127", "2495265"
As a result of desertification, sand storms are growing in scale in North East Asia."MB000127", "2255615"
Relief work is being hampered by the remote location and high altitude of the epicenter, currently also experiencing sandstorms and below-zero weather; army officials have been frank about the challenges faced by rescue efforts due to lack of appropriate equipment in the area, with local police stating that while people are still alive in the rubble, they will have to be dug out by hand.〔【出典】Global Voices Online◆【英文】John Kennedy ◆【和訳】Kenji Kunimasa ◆【License】CC BY 3.0 〕