Dust storms, droughts, heat waves and flash floods are all intensifying environmental threats for desert inhabitants. As desertification increases, agricultural productivity, and income decrease. According to the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land, extreme weather events have the highest potential to increase poverty over the coming decades in dryland areas, urgently necessitating innovative solutions to ensure food security and alleviate poverty.
Heat and dust resilient renewable energy sources, green desert construction, adapted agricultural crops, sustainable land management practices and prediction systems for extreme weather events are just a few of the solutions needed.
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