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Desertification

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

Published by Berkshire Publishing Group

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780190622664
Published online August 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780190622664
Desertification

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Desertification can be defined as the transformation of arid or semiarid land into desert. Desertification has been blamed on everything from poor land management to naturally changing weather patterns. While billions of dollars have been spent since the 1960s to combat desertification, there remains no consensus on causes, remedies, or whether the issue even requires human intervention.

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Subjects: Science and Mathematics

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