In PCG's bizarre history of the world Romans created the Sahara Desert.
Carthage allowed Rome to rise in power and did not react with force against its sudden challenges. A series of violent wars broke out, but it was too little too late. Rome conquered Carthage: It cut down the vast forests of North Africa, creating the Sahara desert; it burned the capital city to the ground, leaving it in ashes; and it salted the once fertile plains, rendering them useless. Rome left Carthage in utter desolation. That is the consequence of inaction. (Abraham Blondeau, Just What Is the Obama Doctrine?, March 22, 2016.)What an ignorant and absurd thing to say.