How Africa Plans To Stop The Sahara From Spreading

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The problem is the creeping desertification across Africa. The solution is to make Sahel larger. Projects like this will become the next very profitable business in the future. Countries will invest billions to make sure their land remains safe from the effects of climate change and desertification.

KHARTOUM AUGUST 27: The Sahara Desert is large and beautiful, but it’s also one of the worst places for civilization to thrive, due to all the arid land and heat. Problems have started to arise though, especially because it’s been spreading – kind of. Luckily, African countries have a plan. But what is it, and will it work?

With projects like this in the works it seems like terraforming will become the next very profitable business in the future. Countries will invest billions to make sure their land remains safe from the effects of climate change, desertification, and other negative effects of the climate crisis.

The desert comprises much of North Africa, excluding the fertile region on the Mediterranean Sea coast, the Atlas Mountains of the Maghreb, and the Nile Valley in Egypt and the Sudan. To the south it is bounded by the Sahel, a belt of semi-arid tropical savanna around the Niger River valley and the Sudan region of sub-Saharan Africa.

For several hundred thousand years, the Sahara has alternated between desert and savanna grassland in a 20,000-year cycle. Caused by the precession of Earth’s axis as it rotates around the Sun, which changes the location of the North African monsoon.

Snowfall In Sahara Desert

Featured Image: Luca Galuzzi

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