The Sahara is growing, in part due to climatic change

The Sahara is growing, in part due to climatic change

New study finds that the world’s largest desert grew by 10 percent since 1920, due in part to climate change. Tree planting is a useful approach to the mitigation of climatic change.

Reference: Natalie Thomas, Sumant Nigam. Twentieth-Century Climate Change over Africa: Seasonal Hydroclimate Trends and Sahara Desert ExpansionJournal of Climate, 2018; 31 (9): 3349 DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0187.1