Desertification in China : desertification in China, causes and preventive actions in modern time

University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

Abstract: The climatic conditions in northern China and Mongolia make these regions prone to desertification. The results showed that there is quite a lot of disagreement in this matter, as to whether it exists at all and if so what the major explanatory factor is. Some argue that the desertification is due to climatic/natural factors (almost) alone, others that human activities is the major cause, and some are in-between arguing that it is a combination. The conclusion that is reached in this paper is finally that it seems most probable that it is a combination of both natural variability and human factors, and that the desertification does exist, with a following motivation for why that is.

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