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  • March 14, 2017

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Professor David Wright
Professor David Wright

Scientists say humans may have triggered desertification of the Sahara

Most studies suggest the formation of the Sahara Desert, the world's largest hot desert, was brought about by changes in regional vegetation patterns and a shift in Earth's orbit. But some scientists have argued human activities may have encouraged the Sahara's formation. "In East Asia there are long established theories of how Neolithic populations changed the landscape so profoundly that monsoons stopped penetrating so far inland," David Wright, a researcher at Seoul National University, said in a news release.

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