What is desertification? The process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture.
How can desertification be controlled. <ul><li>Stop cutting down trees. Plant new trees. Irrigate. But it begins with stopping the cutting. I think it can be controlled. The only way it wouldn’t be controlled is if we didn’t care. If we didn’t do anything for it at all. But really some of us do care and to try to help and do the best they can to stop desertification! </li></ul>
How does desertification affect animals and plants? <ul><li>I think it affects the plants because the plants need water to survive. And in desertification, there is no water what so ever. With animals there really is no water for them to drink or and food for them to eat. So in both cases there is no food/water for either of them to survive. </li></ul>
How can desertification be prevented? <ul><li>If we try. If we care. We could all put in work to help deserts. We should start a trust fund and give money for deserts, to get plants, food for the animals, and people go once a week or even once a month to water these plants. I don’t really know what to do for them for water. I wish I did. But I will definitely think about it! </li></ul>
The desert I researched. <ul><li>I researched the plateau desert! A desert plateau is simply a desert or arid area with a high elevation. The desert landscape can be loose soil, stony plain or a mixture. Vegetation is short and sparse. Examples of desert plateau include: Atacama Desert plateau along Panamerican Highway in northern Chile. Great Basin desert plateau in the USA. However, desert plateau can be smaller, and comprise part of the desert, as they do in Australia and Botswana. </li></ul>
Different types of deserts. <ul><li>Sand desert --- a wavy sand sea </li></ul><ul><li>Stony desert --- gravel surfaces </li></ul><ul><li>Rock desert --- bare rock surfaces with huge pavement that kept clear of sand or gravel by wind </li></ul><ul><li>Plateau desert --- rocky plateaux , deeply eroded wadis, buttes or inselbergs. </li></ul><ul><li>Mountain desert --- bare and arid arrays of jagged rock peaks( The above landscapes can be found quite close to each other, like the desert complex in North America ) </li></ul>
Desertification. <ul><li>Just think we can make a difference if we really do care! Everybody should make a list on their ideas of how to help the deserts! When you have a list of at least 5 ideas, please telegram them to me! Then I will go through and get the different ideas, and then put them on a list and get back to you and see if any of you would like to help me help stop desertification! </li></ul>