The Sahara desert is growing courtesy climate change

Apr 02, 2018, 8:15 AM EDT
(Source: Michael Gwyther-Jones/flickr)
(Source: Michael Gwyther-Jones/flickr)

A group of scientists is seeing the signs of torrid times ahead after assessing rainfall data gathered across Africa, which reveals that the Sahara desert has grown by about 10 percent than what it was in 1920.

The study, which holds human-driven climate change as partly responsible for the expansion, fears that as regions turn drier, local population would be more vulnerable to drought and famines, notes Live Science.

The study published in the Journal of Climate is specific to the Sahara desert but the results hold implications for deserts across the world, writes Science Daily.

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