What about desertification ?


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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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Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.