African Deserts

Jeff Owens kowens at teleport.com
Fri Jul 9 13:17:47 EDT 1999


John Schinnerer wrote:
>>So who's mis-managing, and why?

A recent report on climate modeling suggested that African
Desert expansion is due to many external factors and local
activity is a very small part of the problem.  Mostly it is
due to climate change and a global view might be most useful.
If this is true then one thing we can do is improve our local
ecology and change our agricultural systems/industrial
activities.

I don't think this suggests we should ignore immediate problems
in Africa, just that our local activities may be more connected
to Africa than we expect.  The problem could be "us".

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Jeff Owens (kowens at teleport.com)  Zone 7, http://www.teleport.com/~kowens
 Underground house, solar energy, reduced consumption, no TV



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