PureInsight | April 29, 2002
The most severe sand and dust storm since the 1990's attacked northern China on the evening of March 18 and lasted three days. Experts reported that the dust and sandstorm affected large areas north of the Yangtze River. A severe sand and dust storm occurred in west and north of Xingiang, almost all of Mongolia, central Gansu Province, northern Shaanxi Province, Ningxia, northern Hebei, Tianjing City, Beijing City and Northeastern China. The sand and dust storms that occurred in Dingxing City and JingChang City of Gansu Province were especially extraordinary due to their severe intensities. This degree of severity had not been experienced since the 1990's. It swept across 1.4 million square kilometers and affected 1.3 billion people.
The weather forecast announces occurrences of sand and dust storms more and more frequently, while in the past they were uncommon events. Because of this a lot of different explanations and theories have been developed, which are often contradictory. However, we have noticed that there is a cause and effect correlation between the evil persecution of Falun Dafa by the Chinese authorities and the storms. This is very clear and obvious.
Records indicate that the occurrence of sand and dust storms tended to be less frequent from the 1950's to 1999, with the 1980's having the lowest number of occurrences. However, in 1999 and, especially, in the year 2000, the frequencies of sand and dust storms dramatically increased. Fourteen sand and dust storms occurred during these two years, which was three times as frequent as in the early 1990's. They occurred earlier, with a higher frequency, wider scope of influence, and very strong intensities, all of which are rare in China's history. The remote satellite sensing instruments indicated that the weather of sand and dust affected Mongolian, Ningxia, Beijing, Tianjin, Liaoning, Jilin, Shandong, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu and Anhui provinces, cities, and autonomous regions which covers an area of 2 million square kilometers.
In 2001, China had 32 sand and dust storms, which was 2.3 times more than in 2000. Three prominent characteristics of the storms were early occurrence, wide scope of influence, and strong intensity. Storms occurred in Beijing 18 times; fourteen of these were severe. Among them three were violently strong, ten of them were less violent, and five of them were dust storms. The total duration of dust storms totaled 41 days, which accounts for 5.1% of the total days. Historically in Beijing weather, sand and dust storms were mainly wind with sand 74% of the time, dust alone 20% of the time, and sand with dust 5% of the time. It has been 30 years since the last violent sand and dust storm appeared.
Some Chinese scholars claim that either drought or La Nina causes the sand and dust storms. But in reality, no clear link has been established between them. The soil desertification in northern China has been taking place for several decades now In addition, vegetation has been destroyed in the nearby deserts for many years. In this century, successive droughts have occurred. Recently, La Nina conditions (low marine temperature around the equator and east of the Pacific Ocean) appeared repeatedly from 1973 to 1976, which were stronger, and also lasted longer than the weather conditions in 1999? From 1984 to 1985, and 1988 to 1989, La Nina also appeared, but sand and dust storms were relatively infrquent. The opposite occurred 1965 to 1970, which was the height of El Nino (high temperature in the equator and east of the Pacific Ocean). During that time, sand and dust storms were the most frequent over the last 50 years. We did notice that the year of 1966 was the first disastrous year of the Chinese Cultural Revolution.
The years that sand and dust storms occurred the least coincides with the years that people's morality was highest. This included from 1992 to the first half of 1999, which coincides with the period that Falun Dafa was being spread all over the world. During the 1990's, the frequencies of sand and dust storms in the northwest and north of China were also dramatically reduced. The year that the storms were the most violent is the same year that Jiang's political group started the persecution of Falun Dafa. On July 20, 1999, it was the first day of human disasters predicted in the book titled, "The Centuries." In summary,
· On July 21. 1999, the evil force of the Chinese Communist Party started the evil persecution.
· In 2000, the frequency of sand and dust storms in the northwest of China and north of China went up rapidly, especially west of Mongolia and in the north of the Ningxia autonomous region.
· In 2001, sand and dust storms happened even more frequently and with greater severity.
· On April 7 to April 8th, 2001, rare severe sand and dust storms occurred in northwestern Heilongjiang province .
· On May 3, 2001, the most severe sand and dust storm of the year in Hohhat City in Mongolia happened.
· On May 11. 2001, in Urumqi City of Xinjiang province, the most violent sand and dust storm for the past 10 years occurred.
In the years of 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002 many natural disasters have occurred such as: consecutive sand and dust storms, consecutive high temperature days, consecutive droughts, consecutive plagues of locusts, and consecutive typhoon attacks causing the output of farming products to decrease continuously. It was during these three years that the evil force of the Chinese communist party mounted the vicious persecution of Falun Dafa. The continuing persecution and the unprecedented disasters are very closely associated with each other over the past three years. "Before a country has failure of morality, God will warn it by first sending calamities, if it does not correct itself, God will frighten him by sending monstrous warnings, if it still doesn't want to change and make a fresh start, injuries and deaths will come" (From the book Han Shu). What makes us think that there is no obvious relationship when the same objective law appears in front of us? It is worth thinking about!