The story of OROP Desert is long and complicated. Let us begin with the word OROP.This word was coined to designate all operations on the part of human beingsregarding DESERT. Desert here includes drought, atmospheric conditions which leadto drought and desert, and the technical means, based on the scientific understandingof nature, which could, possibly, do something beneficial about the prevention ofdrought and desert development."OR" is included because the scientific data underlying our technological data ondesert development have been worked out in the realm, method, research andtechnical development of thought, which differs from other systems of thinking in that itis neither mechanistic nor mystical, but functional, energetic.Thus, "OROP" comes to designate engineering operations involving the COSMICENERGY FUNCTIONS.This does not end the introduction of OROP Desert. The physical desert outside innature is a matter of millennia of cosmic events. Many places on our planet were onceflourishing green, fruit-bearing countrysides which nourished rich and happy humancultures and civilizations. Only 25,000 years ago, the Southwest of the USA, so thearchaeologists and geologists tell us, was inhabited by men living on green lands. Thisis true, without going into detailed proof here, of the Nile Delta, and the land whereJesus had walked the earth only 2,000 years ago, the whole region around Nazareth,today subsumed under the name "Near East". We are told by historians, too, that otherregions, such as the Mexican and South American plains and valleys, today poor,were once rich. This, I suppose, is also true of the Roman Empire, today reduced to apoor, plague-ravaged Italy.What underlies the making of deserts?It is obvious that deserts are not merely products of some unknown events in nature;they are spreading more and more over vast regions of our globe. The severedroughts which threaten to extinguish all human existence are truly functions of desertdevelopment. The following chart, taken from
US News & World Report
depicts thespreading of this menace in the USA today.