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Desertification is the expansion of desert into the surrounding areas. The desert area in the world is getting bigger. Desertification usually happens on the edge of deserts. A variety of factors causes it.


There are many causes of desert spreading:

Interesting facts about desertification

  • The United Nations predicts that within the next 10 years, 50 million people in the drylands will be displaced due to desertification.
  • Approximately 2 billion people rely on and live in dryland area climates.
  • Poor nutrition and a lack of clean water are one of the many issues of desertification.
  • The Great Green Wall is the idea to plant a wall of trees at the southern edge of the Sahara Desert to battle desertification. As of 2023, about 15% of the project is completed.

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