Reference : 2006, International Year of Deserts, Desertification and Dust
Scientific journals : Letter to the editor
Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Multidisciplinary, general & others
Human health sciences : Public health, health care sciences & services
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/15856
2006, International Year of Deserts, Desertification and Dust
English
Ozer, Pierre mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences et gestion de l'environnement > Département des sciences et gestion de l'environnement >]
Courel, Marie-Françoise [ > > ]
Goudie, Andrew S [ > > ]
May-2006
Africa Health
28
4
3
Yes
International
0141-9536
London
UK
[en] Desertification ; dust ; human health
[fr] Désertification ; lithométéores ; santé publique
[en] Desertification ranks among the major environmental challenges of the 21st century and is defined by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification as ‘land degradation in arid, semiarid, and dry subhumid areas resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human activities’. Currently, desertification affects a total area between 6 million and 12 million square kilometres and generates large loss of income, estimated at US$42 billion each year. Areas threatened by desertification occupy 34% of the Earth’s land area and are home to about 2 billion people. [...]
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