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November 21, 2019


Why the world is running out of sand

(Thanks to Le Petomane)


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"Violence over the sand trade in recent years has taken lives in Kenya, Gambia, and Indonesia. In India, 'sand mafias', as the local press calls them, have injured hundreds and killed dozens of people. The victims include an 81-year-old teacher and a 22-year-old activist who were separately hacked to death, a journalist burned to death, and at least three police officers run over by sand trucks."

I'm sorry .. why is this funny?

Just dredge up sediment from the ocean near a river delta. It's the same sand you'd find along the river.

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