Write a short paper including all of the following-
What is desertification?
Choose a specific location currently affected by desertification to research
Where is it located
What climatic region is it associated with (Koppen system)
What type of climate was it associated with in the past (ie. what was the region like thousands of years ago, what changes has it gone through)
What is the proposed scientific reason for the desertification taking place here, what factors are contributing (ie. human, development, climatic, etc.)
Who/what is the encroachment affecting (ie. are there people living there, plant, animal, etc)
To what extent is the affect (ie. how badly are people/organisms affected, why is it a problem, how fast, etc.)
What steps, if any, are being done to deal with or combat the desertification process taking place, or how are the people coping with it?