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Human intervention in the climatology of arid lands

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Published by University of New Mexico Press in Albuquerque .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Arid regions climate -- Congresses.,
  • Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Congresses.,
  • Climatic changes -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Donald R. Haragan.
    SeriesContributions of the Committee on Desert and Arid Zones Research of the Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science ;, [25], Contribution ... of the Committee on Desert and Arid Zones Research ;, no. 25.
    ContributionsHaragan, Donald R.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC993.7 .H86 1990
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 139 p. :
    Number of Pages139
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1877680M
    ISBN 100826312241
    LC Control Number90037929

    Recently, "One Belt and One Road" initiative, namely, building the "Silk Road Economic Belt" and "21st Century Maritime Silk Road", has become a global strategy of China and has been discussed as China's "Marshall Plan". The overland route of "One Belt" comes across vast arid lands, where the local population and ecosystem compete keenly for limited water resources.   Gary Paul Nabhan is one of the world's experts on the agricultural traditions of arid lands. For this book he has visited indigenous and traditional farmers in the Gobi Desert, the Arabian Peninsula, the Sahara Desert, and Andalusia, as well as the Sonoran, Chihuahuan, and Painted deserts of North America, to learn firsthand their techniques and designs aimed at reducing heat and /5(42).

    Many researchers identify arid, semi-arid, and sometimes subhumid regions as the areas in which desertification can occur or where the risks of desertification are highest. Others imply that the areas prone to desertification might not be restricted to arid, semi-arid, or subhumid regions, by using such descriptive words as extension, encroachment, and spread of desert characteristics into non-desert . Books shelved as climatology: Solar by Ian McEwan, Cosmos by Carl Sagan, The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea by Sebastian Junger, Stat.

    The arid and semiarid region of North China consists principally of sandy lands, deserts and loess deposits, and lies at the junction of four principal atmospheric circulatory systems (Fig. 1A).Under global warming the risks of desertification and humidification in the sandy areas are carefully evaluated based on the parameters obtained from written records and observational data 1,2 as well Cited by:   Human intervention has been, in many cases, the driving force in starting this destructive cycle, and, as evidenced by the rapid advancement of desertification worldwide, it’s also clear that it will only be through human intervention that we can reverse it. by putting arid lands and degraded ‘set asides’ back to work — pulling Author: Craig Mackintosh.


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