• Over the next few decades, the average water availability in some regions is projected to decrease by 10-30%, meaning 2.4 billion people across the world will be living in areas subject to periods of intense water scarcity, displacing as many as 700 million people. Challenges exacerbated by climate change in the desert include water scarcity and potentially millions of climate refugees.

  • Deserts are regions in which more water evaporates from the ground than is replaced by precipitation. They’re characterised by extremely harsh conditions, scarce water and barren landscapes. Far from being wastelands, deserts are biologically rich ecosystems, with a vast array of plants and animals adapted to their harsh conditions.

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    Deserts are regions in which more water evaporates from the ground than is replaced by precipitation. They’re characterised by extremely harsh conditions, scarce water and barren landscapes. Far from being wastelands, deserts are biologically rich ecosystems, with a vast array of plants and animals adapted to their harsh conditions.

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    THE PROBLEM
    The impacts of climate change, such as increasing temperatures and more frequent and longer periods of drought alongside human actions such as deforestation, overgrazing, unsustainable water use and agricultural practices can all contribute to the degradation of environments and productivity. This is desertification. Around 12 million hectares of productive land become barren every year as a result of desertification and drought alone. 
    Over the next few decades, the average water availability in some dry regions is projected to decrease by 10-30%, leading to 2.4 billion people worldwide subject to periods of intense water scarcity – displacing as many as 700 million people.

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    20-21MARCH 2021

    DESERT X PRIX
    Extreme E will head to Saudi Arabia, home of the world’s largest continuous sand desert, and its Al-‘Ula region in Season 1. The terrain is stunning and unforgiving, while the heat and conditions will be intense. There is no question that the winning combination of driver and machine will be a deserving one…

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    Extreme E Legacy
    Extreme E aims to raise awareness of the environmental consequences of desertification and will work with local and international experts in the field on projects serving to preserve and restore ecosystems affected by the impact of desertification and climate change.