Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The NeverEndingSandStory

We did it. We did it. We did it. Sometimes 10 miles a year, sometimes 20 miles of good earth blowing away in South America, North America, North Africa, Western Russia, Australia, and China with a vengance. Why more sand? During the 1960s in Russia, China, India, and North America lands that were never farmed intensively were - now they are blowing in the wind.
clipped from solveclimate.com

Desertification Threatens Food Security and Climate

Desertification is the rapid, human-induced creation of deserts — the sudden, accelerated conversion of arid or semi-arid land, usually by over-grazing, deforestation, over-extraction of groundwater, drought, over-planting, or some nasty combination of the five.

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