Since the 1970’s people are talking about the local or regional extension of desert areas. People now know that the humanity is the problem. Meanwhile, desertification is viewed as one of the biggest environmental problems of the last 30 years, and a lot of research and science is based on desertification or related topics. There are over a hundred different designations for desertification. It always depends on which co... ... middle of paper ... ...ng does not always work, because there are conflicts in some regions of the world or it’s just a lack of financing or political interest.
These areas include Somalia, southern Ethiopia, and northern Kenya. People occupations, social structure, and individual daily life before the drought : Living standards before the drought were poor. Since 1984 at least sixty major food crisis occurred in E... ... middle of paper ... ...years ago and this statistic shows more people are living past the age of two, but are still in terrible conditions (Pflanz, 2011). Somali Dadaab has the worlds largest refugee camp in the world, and many are trying to move out of the location because there is no room for them (Stewart, 2011). Drought left hardship for all three regions and the impact is large-scale.
The drought caused a lot of unfavorable conditions for farmers in the southwest. In Worster’s book he says “Few of us want to live in the region now. There is too much wind, dirt, flatness, space, barbed wire, drought, uncertainty, hard work…” (Worster 105). The droughts caused many unfavorable condition throughout the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles and neighboring sections of Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico. Thus, roughly one-third of Texas and Oklahoman farmers left their homes and headed to California in search of migrant work.
Worldwide, two billion people suffer the consequences of desertification (Roos). Not only that, but according to Bogumil Terminski, “Desertification of soils appears to be one of the fundamental causes of hunger in many regions of the world” (Current Dynamics). More deserts equals less land area to plant crops and tend animals. This creates a problem with food shortages in certain areas of the world. Roughly twenty-fou... ... middle of paper ... ...ading, but it will always be present on earth.
The most commonly cited forms of unsustainable land use are over cultivation, overgrazing, and poor irrigation practices. 70% of the world's drylands are degraded. While drought is often associated with land degradation, it is a natural phenomenon that occurs when rainfall is significantly below normal record levels for long periods of time. The Causes of Desertification Droughts A common misconception about desertification is that it spreads from a desert core like a ripple from the splash of a stone hitting water. The truth is that land degradation can and does occur... ... middle of paper ... ... desertification is just one of many pressing issues regarding the state of the environment, it is forced to split time with issues such as global warming and pollution.
Introduction Somalia has been in drought for many years. A drought is basically a lengthy period of time with little or no rainfall this leads to a shortage of water in the country. This can have a huge impact on the people and the economy. They are many possible changes that can lead to droughts for example, climate change, population growth, uneven distribution of water resources, urbanisation and many more. I am going to mainly focus on how the drought in Somalia affects the people.
Desertification originally received media attention in the 1970’s when over a decade of severe drought brought a devastating famine to impoverish parts of the Sahara Desert. The drought reduced water available for irrigation, which led to fewer crops being produced as well as a massive die off of livestock in the region. Between the years of 1972 and 1984, over 100,000 people living in the southern-Sahara region, were estimated to have died of either dehydration or starvation. Thousands more were left dependent of international relief to avoid starvation. By 1977, the U.N. had officially recognized that desertification had become a serious global threat...
Desertification to The Sahel The region known as the Sahel is a wide stretch of land running from the Atlantic ocean to the African "Horn", an area that contains the countries of Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Somalia And it is the strip of land that separates savanna from the desert, the issue I have been researching is Desertification to the Sahel, in other terms, The Sahel is shrinking at an alarming rate. Animals have been allowed to graze on its fragile land, which has destroyed the vegetation. The people who live along the Sahel have caused it to shrink by cutting trees and bushes for fuel. Global climate change is when the world's climate is changing temperature and the weather around us is changing. The causes of global climate change are, CFC gasses, methane.
California is going through the worse drought it has faced in many decades. It is not just the lack of rain we received last year, but poor management of our water resources which worsen the drought. The mere idea of running out of water is not to be taken lightly, only a small amount on our planet is safe for human consumption; keeping that in mind Californians must face the necessity to rationalize water in order to cope with the concurrent crisis. The practice of rationing will help maintain water levels. The expected result of this calamity is water shortages and a major impact in the agricultural level across our entire state.
No rain in the central valley can cause many devastating issues to occur quickly. Recently in the year of 2013 California received less rainfall than years before. The small amount of water the central valley is receiving is harming not only to the land but humans and animals as well. It’s destroying the habitats of animals with forest fires caused from the dry spells occurring. The central valley is going through a drought, so much that around this time of year the central valley usually accumulates enough rain for the necessities in the valley, agriculture for example.