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Sahara desert was once lush oasis filled with lakes

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    1. EARTH'S greatest hot desert was once "rich in water and life".

    The remains of thousands of fish have been uncovered in the hot and arid Sahara Desert, dating back just a few thousand years.

    These ancient sea creatures will have swam across huge lakes once common across the Sahara region.

    That's because the Sahara isn't always a desert – and regularly reverts to lush grassland over the millennia.

    Fish are a rare sight in today's Sahara, but would have once been common.

    A new study uncovered 17,551 animal remains at the Takarkori rock shelter in southwestern Libya.

    And of these, fish made up a staggering 80% of the finds.

    A further 19% were mammals, while the remaining 1.3% were birds, reptiles, molluscs and amphibians....

    Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/10996700/sahara-desert-lakes-fish-oasis/

    2. The Sahara Desert is expected to become green once again around the year 17,000 AD? An unexpected twist in global warming or climate change. Despite all the frightening news about climate change, there is still a glimmer of hope for mankind in the year 17,000 AD.
     
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