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  • Desertification By Don Marquis Analysis

    all over the world. That’s exactly Don Marquis concerns about. In his essay, “what the ants are saying,” Don Marquis’s poem criticizes humans devastating the natural environment by increasing the deforestation and rapidly promoting the desertification through the voice of Archy, a little cockroach. In his essay, “what the ants are saying,” Marquis states that human are the main cause for devastating the natural environment and promoting the desertification through Archy’s voice. With a realistic tone, and the way Marquis realistically writes the poem to even such little details such as using lower case words because Archy is a cockroach and he can’t jump on the shift key to indicate that the problems we have are real, desertification is real. He also uses persuasive technique such as pathos to appeal readers emotion. He uses many big words…

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  • Overgrazing Leads To Desertification Essay

    very visible just outside my own backyard, which is just seven miles from one of the largest meat-packing plants in the world. Among its many consequences, meat consumption often goes hand-in-hand with overgrazing and is highly unsustainable. Overgrazing leads to desertification, which is in turn exacerbated by climate change. Because meat is very central to so many people’s diets, finding a solution to this issue is often very…

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  • The Dust Bowl In The 1930's

    In what once known as one of the most fertile areas of the United States, one of the Country’s most destructive agricultural disasters took place. Due to droughts and no rain, crops did not grow, leaving the soil exposed to the high winds that hit the area in the 1930s. Extending over a 150,000 square mile land and including parts of five states, Texas, Oklahoma, western Kansas, the eastern Colorado and New Mexico, the Dust Bowl was a period where more than 100 million acres of land of terrains…

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  • Desertification In Somalia

    Elimination of life threatens Horn of Africa Somalia like most African countries is suffering from environmental degradation and desertification, the country suffers from both natural and manmade environmental issues. High levels of deforestation and overgrazing cause desertification and soil erosion. Productive land is destroyed by irrigation. The country has a growing population, people who depend on Agriculture as a way of making a living alongside raising livestock. There is very low…

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  • Causes Of Land Desertification

    Land desertification, species extinction and climate transformation, these three problems all are a long term problem to the world. The most important reason that cause of desertification is deforestation. Desertification is not only happening at one place, it will spread out to the places which are near to desert area. In addition, desertification can increase the concentration of suspended particulates and it is linked to causing respiratory system’s diseases. Many species live in the…

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  • Drought And Agricultural Desertification

    Drought is the condition of insufficient moisture brought about by a deficit in precipitation over a period of time (Doesken, N.J., Kleist, J., & McKee, T.B., 1993). Drought only means that the average amount of moisture or rainfall that would satisfy agricultural, livestock, domestic use, among others is not fully met (Kassas, 1995). Desertification is defined by the United Nations Environment Programme or UNEP as land degradation in dry sub humid, arid, and semi-arid areas caused by various…

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  • Biological Factors Of Soil Degradation In Nigeria

    There are also some biological factors that contributes to the degradation of Nigerian soil. However, these biological factors refer to the human, animal, and plant activities that have the tendency to reduce the soil’s quality and fertility. Although the effects of biological factors are less noticeable compared to other factors. Most of the leaders in the country lack the ability to conserve and manage the land resources. Image 3 shows how the land is littered with rubbishes like biochemical…

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  • The Dust Bowl

    The Dust Bowl was caused by the hands of man and the hands of nature and has resulted in many longer term effects. Because of the Plains states’ successfully wheat business and harvest, thousands and thousands of farmers traveled to the area. However, this influx of farmers led to overgrazing and overplowing of the southern plains. Many of the farmers used a farming technique called dry land farming and destroyed the large areas of grassland. This, coupled with an incredible drought and Great…

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  • Climate Change: Indonesia's Collapse Model

    In September 2016, NASA reported that the earth’s carbon dioxide level had passed the maximum level of 400 PPM when it was supposed to be at the lowest point of that year (Kahn 2016). This data from NASA (2016) shows that ever since the Industrial Revolution, human activities have been responsible for creating more greenhouse gases and the earth’s climate has rapidly changed. Climate change is one of five factors that Diamond mentioned in his collapse model and which became the basis of this…

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  • Bones Of The Sahara Desert Analysis

    The Sahara Desert is the largest desert in the world. According to geography., the desert covers over 3,500,000 square miles. That is about 10% of the African continent. Today the Sahara Desert is one of the driest and hottest places in the world. The average temperature is 86 degrees Fahrenheit and the temperature can rise up to 126 degrees Fahrenheit. The video “Bones of the Sahara” by PBS. The video is about a Paleontologist who discovers human bones in the Sahara Desert and he…

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