Xue Wang, China, Desertified Minqin

Just a few kilometres from where Xue Wang lives, people have been forced from their homes as the Tengger and Badrain Jaran deserts close in. Land use changes, soil erosion, decreasing water table and climate shifts are all causes of desertification. Xue Wang lives on the desert frontier and with an increasing amount of storms in sandstorm season, he may be forced to move within 2 years.

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Just a few kilometres from where Xue Wang lives, people have been forced from their homes as the Tengger and Badrain Jaran deserts close in. Land use changes, soil erosion, decreasing water table and climate shifts are all causes of desertification. Xue Wang lives on the desert frontier and with an increasing amount of storms in sandstorm season, he may be forced to move within 2 years.
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