Desertification occurs when soil erosion in a once-fertile land creates desert-like conditions unfit for agriculture. This video offers insight into the devastation caused by the Dust Bowl that swept through the American Great Plains in the 1930s and considers contributing causes of desertification in the 21st century (e.g.: overgrazing and deforestation). The effects of desertification are harsh and irreversible, but there are measures we can take to help reduce the risk of agricultural collapse.
Navigations: A First-Year College Composite: Vol. 3:
1, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/navigations/vol3/iss1/1