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Is desertification a meaningless concept ?
A new book asserts that desertification is a meaningless concept and the policies to reverse it are doing more harm than good. This is the thesis of a new book by 20 experts in the field. The End of Desertification? Disputing Environmental Change in the Drylands is a collection of essays edited by Roy Behnke and the veteran drylands expert Mike Mortimore. Published with the help of the UK-based International Institute for Environment and Development and Tufts University in the US, it pulls no punches.
It is quite a shock to be presented with an abundance of evidence that desertification doesn’t happen, at least not in the way it has been explained.
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