Causes of desertification: Population growth

In this lesson, we will explain how climate change, population growth and the removal of fuel wood can cause desertification.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Which of the following are challenges to development in hot deserts?

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Q2.High temperatures can mean...

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Q3.Some areas of the Sahara only receive...

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Q4.Providing medical care to remote villages is hard because...

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Q5.How many days does it take to move salt from the mines in Mali out of the desert...

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which of the following are challenges to development in hot deserts?

1/5

Q2.High temperatures can mean...

2/5

Q3.Some areas of the Sahara only receive...

3/5

Q4.Providing medical care to remote villages is hard because...

4/5

Q5.How many days does it take to move salt from the mines in Mali out of the desert...

5/5

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What are the causes of desertification? (climate change, population growth and removal of fuel wood)

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Q1.Desertification is the...

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Q2.How much of the world's land surface is under threat from desertification?

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Q3.Which of the following are climatic causes of desertification?

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Q4.Removal of firewood for cooking can lead to...

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Q5.Population growth can lead to an increase in deforestation and what else?

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What are the causes of desertification? (climate change, population growth and removal of fuel wood)

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Desertification is the...

1/5

Q2.How much of the world's land surface is under threat from desertification?

2/5

Q3.Which of the following are climatic causes of desertification?

3/5

Q4.Removal of firewood for cooking can lead to...

4/5

Q5.Population growth can lead to an increase in deforestation and what else?

5/5

Lesson summary: Causes of desertification: Population growth

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