desertification definition

  • noun:
    • The change of arable or habitable land to desert, since by a change in climate or destructive land use.
    • Process by which a geographic region becomes a desert. The change may derive from normal alterations in environment or by human being activity.
    • the progressive transformation of habitable land into desert; is generally brought on by climate change or by destructive use of the land

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