Physical Geography

Desertification Unit Outline

It is estimated that nearly one-quarter of the world's total land area is dryland, excluding hyper-arid areas (deserts) and at risk from desertification.
At the end of this unit you will understand the factors affecting the balance of naturally dry ecosystems and the difficulty of these regions to rebound from the increasing change in climate conditions and human pressures. You will also be able to make clear connections with climate and soil studies.
 

What does desertification look like? See the Powerpoint show!  Awesome!
 

1.    Causes and Consequences of Desertification

2.    Addressing the Issues of Desertification

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