[ UK /dɪzˌɜːtɪfɪkˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  1. the gradual transformation of habitable land into desert; is usually caused by climate change or by destructive use of the land
    the dust storms in Korea are the result of rapid desertification in China
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How To Use desertification In A Sentence

  • Indiadeforestation; soil erosion; overgrazing; desertification; air pollution from industrial effluents and vehicle emissions; water pollution from raw sewage and runoff of agricultural pesticides; tap water is not potable throughout the country; huge and growing population is overstraining natural resources Environment-current issues
  • I asked Dave Gallo, the director of special projects at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, whether the oceans are in imminent danger of sponge-related desertification. What's Your Problem?
  • The problems are global - poverty, air and water pollution, deforestation, desertification, overfishing, climate change - no country can confront these challenges alone.
  • And thus desert and sandy areas are being extended by the impact of wind, and therefore further desertification is taking place.
  • The burgeoning populations of this area is contributing to its desertification by clearing forest for agriculture as well as for firewood.
  • Deforestation and desertification, caused in part by overpopulation, force people off of the hinterlands and into the cities.
  • The rest of the Arab lands are threatened by desertification due to anthropogenic activities including overgrazing.
  • Farming is leading to the desertification of large areas of the planet.
  • Achievements have been made in desertification prevention and control.
  • Pollution, erosion, desertification, increased rates of extinction and more can all be traced back to us.
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