Category Archives: Desertification

‘Salty vegetables with your fish sir?’

image: sea kale Article Around the world, many agricultural areas are becoming less productive as salt levels in water supplies increase. Only 1% of the Earth’s water is freshwater. “Salinisation is irreversible,” says Professor Jelte Rozema from the department of … Continue reading

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A UN Parliamentary Assembly – democratizing globalization by globalizing democracy.

On November 5th, the Senate of the Republic of Argentina became the first national parliament in the world to adopt a declaration unconditionally calling for the establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) “in order to strengthen the effectiveness, … Continue reading

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Ghana: food or biofuels

The world is in the grip of a food crisis with prices of various staples sky-rocketing. In Ghana, prices have more than doubled since the crisis. But in the midst of the challenges posed by the rise in world food … Continue reading

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Controversy over greening of Egyptian desert

image: Siwa oasis Article While climate change and land over-use help many deserts across the world advance, Egypt is slowly greening the sand that covers almost all of its territory as it seeks to create more space for its growing … Continue reading

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Dealing with the world food crisis.

BBC report. Australia’s worst drought on record has slashed its exports of wheat. After America, Australia is normally the second largest exporter of grain, and in a good year it would hope to harvest about 25 million tonnes. The country … Continue reading

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Did insects, affected by climate change, kill off the dinosaurs?

image: locusts compete with farmers A startling scenario of the annihilation of the human race has crept out quietly early one morning this week on BBC Radio4’s Farming Today programme. The programme interviews a scientist from Pennsylvania State University who … Continue reading

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Jordanian crops wiped out by unexpected frosts.

┬áReport A two-week-long frost that has killed crops over a 5,000sqkm area in Jordan is being blamed on global climate change, rapid desertification and shrinking water surfaces locally, according to environmentalists. Officials from Jordan’s meteorological department said frost appeared this … Continue reading

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