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Deeper root systems bolstered soil health, and expanded tree cover cut down on wind and water erosion, halting desertification.Mixing trees and crops can help both farmers and the climate|Jonathan Lambert|July 14, 2021|Science News
Around the world, climate change is becoming an epochal crisis, a nightmare of drought, desertification, flooding and unbearable heat, threatening to make vast regions less habitable and drive the greatest migration of refugees in history.The Big Thaw: How Russia Could Dominate a Warming World|by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Sergey Ponomarev|December 16, 2020|ProPublica
The Sahel has been degraded by human use, not natural desertification; the natural process has been the reverse.
So why do we invariably connect higher temperatures with droughts and desertification?
The presence of a nearby desert has no direct relationship to desertification.
Desertification does not occur in linear, easily mappable patterns.
Desertification may intensify a general climatic trend toward greater aridity, or it may initiate a change in local climate.
This degradation of formerly productive land—desertification—is a complex process.
Unfortunately, an area undergoing desertification is brought to public attention only after the process is well underway.