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I know there is two sides to this story and only one of them is told. But still…..The Quiet Rooms

I think there are more solutions to this problem then most people allow for. But it is still an interesting issue. Creating buildings to house all those people, along with the roads to knit them together, requires prodigious quantities of sand. In India, the amount of construction sand used annually has more than tripled since 2000, and is still rising fast. China alone has likely used more sand this decade than the United States did in the entire 20th Century. There is so much demand for certain types of construction sand that Dubai, which sits on the edge of an enormous desert, imports sand from Australia. That’s right: exporters in Australia are literally selling sand to Arabs.

When two people drive towards each other at full speed hoping the other person swerves it is called a game of chicken. Iran and Israel renegotiate ‘rules of the game’ in Syria shadow war

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