desertification

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n desertification the gradual transformation of habitable land into desert; is usually caused by climate change or by destructive use of the land "the dust storms in Korea are the result of rapid desertification in China"
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Quotations

  • Gunther Grass
    Gunther Grass
    “We already have the statistics for the future: the growth percentages of pollution, overpopulation, desertification. The future is already in place.”

Usage


In news:

A bid to turn back the clock on desertification.
As grasslands diminish on prairies and savannas around the world, an innovative ranching technique that reverses the environmental damage of desertification makes its way to the US.
Situated in one of the world's most arid regions, Israel has been overcoming water shortages and desertification since its inception in 1948.
Pope Benedict urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification ".
A bid to turn back the clock on desertification .
Desertification is fast becoming a global problem.
Villagers plant trees in China's Gansu province last April 16 as part of what so far has been a losing battle against desertification.
Back in 1992 at the first Rio Conference on Sustainable Development, our governments launched the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) along with new conventions on climate change and desertification.
Pope Benedict urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification".
Bacteria that construct walls out of sand could save a third of the world's population from desertification.
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