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CHAPTER 5: Challenges and Opportunities - Change, Development, and Conservation

Lead Author: Andrew Warren
Contributing Authors: Martin Green, Stefanie M. Herrmann,
Conrad Roedern, Uriel Safriel

THE FORCES OF CHANGE

THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF DEVELOPMENT

CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE

REFERENCES

This chapter explores the challenges and opportunities for deserts in the coming decades. It is about what might happen, what could happen, and what should happen in deserts. It is an emotional progression: from anxiety about the future, through excitement about its possibilities, to anger when the environment, especially its beauty, is threatened.

 
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