An Example of a Hot Desert

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  • Hot desert - Sahara Desert
    • Managing desertification
      • Soil management
      • Water management
      • Tree planting
      • Appropriate technology
    • Desertification
      • Cause: Climate change
        • Higher temperatures & decreased rainfall
    • Development challenges
      • Extreme temperatures
        • 40C due to lack of clouds
          • Freezing at night
      • Water supply
        • low annual rainfall, unpredictable rainfall,
          • difficult to provide enough water for everyone
    • Development opportunities
      • Oil and gas
        • Algeria leader in oil exploration and extraction
          • 60% of income
      • Solar energy
        • 12 or more hours of sun.
          • 1000km^2 solar farm planned for Tunisia
            • Energy for 2 million homes
    • World's largest desert
      • Across Northern African countries
        • 12 countries in all
          • For Example: Egypt, Libya, Algeria

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