2 edition of Climate and desertification found in the catalog.
Climate and desertification
F. Kenneth Hare
|Statement||by F. Kenneth Hare.|
|Series||World Climate Programme series -- WCP-44|
|Contributions||World Climate Applications Programme, World Meteorological Organization.|
|LC Classifications||GB611 H37 1983|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xviii, 149 p. :|
|Number of Pages||149|
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By explaining the interconnections between climate change and land degradation in a scientifically sound yet easy to understand manner we are confident that this book will contribute to the identification of sustainable solutions which help to address the combined effects of land degradation and climate Format: Paperback.
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desertification and a seemingly inability to manage these climate based issues. A drought means a long period of dry weather during which the lack of rain results in a severe shortage of water.
Desertification is the persistent degradation of dryland ecosystems by variations in climate and human activities. Home to a third of the human population indrylands occupy nearly half of Earth’s land area. Across the world, desertification affects the livelihoods of millions of.
Measures that aim to adapt to climate change and to avoid the extension of irrigation can jointly slow down the desertification process in the longer term.
In contrast, under reactive management approaches, ongoing pressures on ecosystem services, due to climate change, overgrazing, and large-scale irrigation, are likely to remain or get. The relationship between desertification and climate change in the Mediterranean1 1 This region is defined as those Mediterranean Partner countries of the EU that are part of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM).
They include: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia File Size: KB. Exploring the links between Desertification and Climate Change. In new book with SAGE Desertification, climate change and land use in Argentine Puna region since A new book asserts that desertification is a meaningless concept Climate and desertification book the policies to reverse it are doing more harm than good and helping to reduce desertification amid climate change.
Desertification, exacerbated by climate change, represents one of the greatest environmental challenges of our times. 1 The message in this short, yet stark sentence highlights a phenomenon that farmers, particularly in marginalized dryland areas, have been experiencing for years – the threat of desertification and climate change to their Size: KB.
The term desertification, however, has always been an elusive concept as explained by Williams and Balling () in their book on “Interactions of Desertification and Climate” which was sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Climate and desertification book Programme (UNEP).Cited by: Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Land Degradation and Desertification: Land Degradation and Climate Change: /ch Land degradation and desertification have been graded as a major environmental and social dispute in most Author: S Dharumarajan, S Veeramani, Kalaiselvi Beeman, M Lalitha, N Janani, R Srinivasan, Rajendra Hegde.
Attribution of desertification to climate variability and change, and to human activities, varies in space and time (high confidence). Climate variability and anthropogenic climate change, particularly through increases in both land surface air temperature and evapotranspiration, and decreases in precipitation, are likely to have played a role, in interaction with human activities, in causing desertification in some.
Matt Rovero, in Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Desertification is the process by which productive regions, largely dry grasslands, lose moisture, plant communities, and wildlife, transforming into hyper-arid or desert conditions.
This degradation tends to be driven by a number of factors, including urbanization, mining, farming, and ranching. In the course of these activities, trees and other vegetation. Oxfam researcher John Magrath reviews an explosive new book I started off life as a newspaper journalist so I appreciate the power of a good story.
And that’s what the concept of desertification provides. Since the great Sahelian droughts of the s and s, we’ve become familiar with the idea that humans cause environmental desiccation [ ].
This book is a companion piece to a series of lectures which I reported on in a previous post: “ Cattle grazing may restore grasslands and reverse desertification. Allan Savory, a biologist and former Zimbabwean farmer claims that mis-managed cattle grazing, such as has occurred in Africa, has turned grassland into desert, but properly managed cattle grazing can reverse the process.
One of the very recent examples of climate-induced desertification is the disappearance of the lake Poopó, lying in a high altitude of semi-arid plains in Bolivian Andes. Formerly, the second largest lake in Bolivia filled with diversity of fish and birds had completely dried up just in the span of three years, to Taking a global perspective, this book provides a concise overview of drylands, including their physical, biological, temporal, and human components.
Examines the physical systems occurring in desert environments, including climate, hydrology, past and present lakes, weathering, hillslopes, geomorphic surfaces, water as a geomorphic agent, and aeolian processes Offers an accessible.
Desertification is a type of land degradation in drylands in which biological productivity is lost due to natural processes or induced by human activities whereby fertile areas become increasingly more arid. It is the spread of arid areas caused by a variety of factors, such as through climate change (particularly the current global warming) and through the overexploitation of soil through.
Xtra Gr 11 Geography: In this lesson on Drought and Desertification we assess which areas are prone to drought and desertification. We look at causes of droughts and links to El Nino.
We consider the causes of desertification and the role of humans. We use examples of the effects of droughts and desertification on people and the environment.
Only when climate resources are paired with management or development practices can the land degradation potential be assessed and appropriate mitigation technologies be developed. This book is based on an International Workshop held in Arusha, Tanzania and should be of interest to all organizations and agencies interested in sustainable land.
The question in the title of this book draws attention to the shortcomings of a concept that has become a political tool of global importance even as the scientific basis for its use grows weaker. The concept of desertification, it can be argued, has ceased to be analytically useful and distorts.
1 In a recent book on drylands, the authors noted in a section on desert expansion and its causes that "There are two schools of thought about the mysteries of the expanding deserts: either the changes are due entirely to climate variation, or man is the cause, independently of the climate.
Desertification, the process by which natural or human causes reduce the biological productivity of drylands. Such declines may be the result of climate change, deforestation, overgrazing, poverty, political instability, unsustainable irrigation practices, or combinations of these factors.
by climate change, land degradation and desertification are seriously addressed. This study, therefore, seeks to draw the attention of the international community, policy makers and development agencies to the severe impact that climate change, desertification and land degradation has on the economies of LLDCs.
Despite their huge negative. Desert and Desertification Introduction. Deserts are very dry regions that have seasonal high temperatures, low sporadic rainfall, and a high evaporation rate. Areas that receive less than 10 in ( cm) of rain a year are generally classified as deserts.
Climate Change How desertification threatens most of India. Desertification setting in across a quarter of India. Another 30% of the county’s land is undergoing degradation. What does this mean for the country where more than 60% people depends on agriculture.
Read more. Desertification in those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa adopted in Desertification is a problem that affects a number of regions of the world in developed and developing countries but Africa, the continent with.
Desertification Desertification is a type of dry land degradation that is caused by climate change and human activities. It is a global ecological and environmental issue.
Desertification occurs on nearly all continents, and affects the livelihoods of millions, especially those living in poverty. Human activity factors that increase desertification include mining, overgrazing, and.
The climate of South Africa is determined by South Africa's situation between 22°S and 35°S, in the Southern Hemisphere's subtropical zone, and its location between two oceans, Atlantic and the Indian.
It has a wider variety of climates than most other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, and it has lower average temperatures than other countries within this range of latitude, like Australia. Desertification: an ecological reality or a dangerous myth.
This article is more than 3 years old A new book asserts that desertification is a meaningless concept and. Desertification is one of the worst impact of climate change on life on Earth.
Environmentalism While desertification and land degradation are common in Africa, it affects half of the Earth’s terrestrial surface, more than countries, and one-third of the global population.
The little precipitation and rain that falls in deserts is usually erratic and varies from year to year. While a desert might have an annual average of five inches of precipitation, that precipitation may come in the form of three inches one year, none the next, 15 inches the third, and two inches the fourth.
Desertification, then, we can infer, is the process by which a space becomes a desert. Desertification can mean two things. Firstly, it can mean the process of expansion of an existing desert.
Secondly, it can mean the process by which a previously fertile place turns into a desert: the plants die, the soil loses its nutrients, and the animals leave for other places as they are unable to.
The main areas of desertification in China are currently located in northwestern parts of the country, including the Inner Mongolia and Ningxia autonomous regions, Shaanxi, Qinghai, and Xinjian provinces, and other nearby areas.
The climate of northwestern China appears to be unsuitable for afforestation owing to the low rainfall. Desertification In The Sahel Introduction You read in the chapter on Land Degradation that: Desertification is the degradation of land in arid, semi-arid, and dry sub-humid areas.
It is caused primarily by human activities and climatic variations. Desertification does not refer to the expansion of existing deserts. It occurs because dryland. "Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert," begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk.
And terrifyingly, it's happening to about two-thirds of the world's.Desertification: The Gradual transformation of habitable land into deserts; usually caused by climate change or by destructive use of the land also, the definition of desertification is: "The.