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Around the world, climate change is becoming an epochal crisis, a nightmare of drought, desertification, flooding and unbearable heat, threatening to make vast regions less habitable and drive the greatest migration of refugees in history.
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The presence of a nearby desert has no direct relationship to desertification.
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Desertification does not occur in linear, easily mappable patterns.
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Desertification may intensify a general climatic trend toward greater aridity, or it may initiate a change in local climate.
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This degradation of formerly productive land—desertification—is a complex process.
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Unfortunately, an area undergoing desertification is brought to public attention only after the process is well underway.
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Increased population and livestock pressure on marginal lands has accelerated desertification.
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There is no consensus among researchers as to the specific causes, extent, or degree of desertification.
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A discussion of the problems involved in preventing desertification and reclaiming arid lands.
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