MongolianDesert

“Desert Overtaking Inner Mongolia”

Source: Circle of Blue



Precipitation pattern changes in an already parched region have led to severe shortages of fresh water, playing an integral role in the spread of desertification in China's Inner Mongolia. But agreeing on the underlying socioeconomic drivers and solving these problems have fostered divisions between the government and its people.

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 - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (Hungarian Biochemist, 1937 Nobel Prize for Medicine, 1893-1986)

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