World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, June 17th

Desertification is the process of land degradation (typically losing its bodies of water as well as vegetation and wildlife) in arid, semi-arid and sub-humid areas due to climatic variations and human activities.

Causes:
Overgrazing is the major cause of desertification worldwide, urbanizationclimate change, overdrafting of groundwaterdeforestation, natural disasters and farming practices in agriculture are others that cause it.

One third of world’s land surface is threatened by desertification and across the world it affects livelihood of millions of people that needs what the lands used to provide.

Effects:
No farming, hunger, floods, poor water quality, crowding and overpopulation, poverty.

Solutions:
Policies related to how people can farm (how often, how much, what type) that can regulate and diminish desertification.

Educate people on sustainable practices will save more land from becoming desert.

We required technology to be created when it gets so difficult to avoid.

Wildlife, when they are in their real home they can help with the process of reforestation. They are not where they are just for no reason. We must respect their ecosystem. Years ago, some ecologists made a wrong decision in Africa and killed 40.000 thousand elephants as they thought they were triggering desertification and it went worse without them. Later, they realized about this mistake and repopulated lands facing desertification issues with thousands of animals in the correct ecosystem that helped improved the lands much more. You can see this on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpTHi7O66pI

We can still save our lands, but we must act now.

Deforestation and Drought

Deforestation and Drought

Citation:
Rinkesh, ‘‘What is desertification?’’ www.conserve-energy-future.com/causes-effects-solutions-of-desertification.php. September 17th, 2015. Website June 16th, 2016

 

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