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desertify

(dɪˈzɜːtɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
to (cause to) become a desert
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desertify

[deˈzɜːtɪfaɪ] VTdesertizar
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According to Founder of Combating Poverty and Climate Change Foundation (CPCCF) Ahsan Rashid, "As it stands, 75 percent of Pakistani land area is drylands, and it is safe to assume that in 20 years drylands will expand to 95 percent and from here the areas will simply desertify." A view of the urban map of Pakistan, according to the 2017 census, will depict all major settlements around the Indus and its tributaries.
Inappropriate, says Carey, in part because restitution would be impractical, and in part because Maasai would misuse and desertify the land.
The work, which will take at least oneand- a- half month to be completed, will almost desertify the area leading to loss of habitat for hundreds of migratory and resident birds.
The structural adjustment they, with the LibDems, are putting us through will desertify places like Scotland and north-east England for which capitalism no longer has any use.
Savory's analysis of dryland ecosystems identifies rainfall seasonality as being as significant as rainfall amount in determining which land will desertify under the stress of human use.