How Can We Prevent or Reverse Desertification and Save Lands from Desert Encroachment?


The form of land degradation that makes land dead: unable to sequester carbon from the atmosphere; unable to regulate water cycle; unable to withstand erratic weather; unable to feed us; unable to protect us and provide home for us or other life forms. Around 12 million trees were planted in Senegal alone and positive effects on soils are already visible in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Niger and Burkina Faso [8].

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A Dustier Planet, Your Dustier Lungs

Green Prophet

Studies conclude that there really is more dust in the atmosphere. Saharan dust storms have increased approximately 10-fold during the half-century since the 1950s, causing topsoil loss in Niger, Chad, northern Nigeria, and Burkina Faso. A study at Cornell Unversity conducted in January 2011 by Natalie Mahowald, professor of Earth and atmospheric sciences , reports doubling of the amount of dust in our atmosphere in the last century.

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Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

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Indeed top climate scientists and biologists are telling us that reaching zero emissions is not enough – we then have to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration from the current 394 parts per million (ppm) to 350 ppm (according to ) and thence to 300 ppm ( according to the latest science-informed ). The analysis below will tell you how many years your country has left before it exceeds its “fair share” of atmospheric GHG pollution.

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

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The contribution of each country to elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) can be calculated as Historical Climate Debt (1751-2006 CO2 pollution) minus Climate Credit (its fair share of the World’s terminal CO2 pollution budget of 600 Gt CO2 between 2010 and zero emissions in 2050). Prentice et al “Before the Industrial Era, circa 1750, the atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration was 280 +/- 10 ppm for several thousand years.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

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The Historical Carbon Debt (aka Climate Debt ) of the World has been estimated at 12 Gt CO2 (12 billion tonnes CO2) in 1751-1900 and 334 Gt CO2-e for 1901-2008, for a total of 346 Gt CO2 in the period 1751-2008 (see “ Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere ”). ppm per year) (see “ 300,org – return atmosphere CO2 to 300 ppm ”). Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming.

Why we must oppose transition to gas-fired power

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Collective, national responsibility for this already commenced Climate Holocaust is in direct proportion to per capita national pollution of the atmosphere with greenhouse gases (GHGs). Indeed, fundamental to any international agreement on national rights to pollute our common atmosphere and oceans should be the belief that “all men are created equal”. India and Burkina Faso) can increase their emissions until finally reaching zero emissions by 2050. [5].

Urban Research Symposium 2009

The Green Changemakers

A policy agenda (pdf) ( presentation - pdf) Lucy Winchester, United Nations (ECLAC/UN), Chile; Raquel Szalachman Assessing patterns of vulnerability, adaptive capacity and resilience across urban centers (pdf) ( presentation - pdf) Patricia Romero Lankao, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Mexico; John L.

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