One third of the population is threatened by desertification

March 5th, 2010

One third of the population is threatened by desertification caused by climate change. The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated “we must reconsider our agricultural practices and how we manage our water resources, with agriculture and livestock raising accounting for 70% of fresh water use and up to 80% of deforestation.”

Source: GLOBAL: Organisations warn of the impact of desertification – International Water Association (IWA)

Date: 19 June 09

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