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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 5 months ago

Is it possible to turn desserts and plains into a forest jungle?

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  • 5 months ago
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    It can but will take decades & thousands if not millions of caring manpower to reforest depleted, deforested, barren lands. Deserts to be rehabilitated would need irrigations or natural rivers flowing through it & Occasional rains. According Dr. Patrick Moore the climate is still in a little Ice age. A 1,000 years ago the climate was warmer & when Eric the Red landed there greener pastures to farm. NASA's research has found that due to amount of CO2 levels in Atmosphere, the planet has been greening for 35 years.

    Most deforested areas (75 percent) have been converted for human use (farm, villages, towns, cities, stadiums, golf course..). Degraded areas that's become a baron desert is possible to terraform again. China has done it in the Loess Plateau for 4 decades by preventing the sand from shifting with the wind using checkered straw (sticks or grass straws) buried halfway and planting saplings with barriers that retains water. Significant success at the Loess Plateau dub the great green wall to hold back the growing desert in inner-Mongolia inspired Africa to start with their own Great Green wall to hold back the Sahara desert's expansion couple of years ago. CO2 levels are helping since CO2 is plant food.

    The U.S. & Mexico needs a 3-5 mile wide Great Green wall on both side of the border. The border towns & homes at the vicinity of the border wall needs to be relocated 3-5 miles away from the border on both side. Let the Great Green Wall of America be a wild life sanctuary for indigenous Wildlife such as the Ocelot, Bobcat, Jaguar, Mexican Crocodiles, Buffalos, Foghorns, Elk, California Grizzly & Mexican Brown Bear.

    Urban & Suburban cities needs lungs by planting pocket forest & build vertical forest. There should be a 5-7 acre forest park with an acre or 3 acre wide farmlands surrounding it every 10 miles radius at 4 points of the Compass in urban & sub-urban cities.

    A Rain Forest Dream

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ggsXNUROxw

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    Woman plants 200,000 trees over 37 years on Loess Plateau

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5FFLUPUoHo

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    Lessons from the Loess plateau

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QUSIJ80n50

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    NASA Finds Higher CO2 Levels is greening Earth in the last 35 years.

    https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/carbon-d...

  • oikoσ
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Assuming you mean "deserts", it depends on the type and what causes it to be a desert or plain (here, I assume you mean grassland). If these occur naturally, no. Deserts occur where the precipitation is less than 10"/year. At 10 to 40" inches, you get grassland. Tropical rain forest requires at least 80"/year. Where human intervention has caused the damage, it can be reversed to some extent by reforestation, which over the years, will slowly increase rainfall, so that irrigation will no longer be needed. An example is the Sahel. However, any attempt at reforestation will fail if the locals keep cutting pencil-thin seedlings for firewood. In short, possible in theory, not in practice.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    After about a million years... yes

  • Shawn
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    As a dessert Jello can be molded into almost anything.

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  • 5 months ago

    only through weather and climate change, which would require a machine that changes weather and a giant dome over the area...

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Are you talking about simple desserts like a dish of ice cream or more complicated ones like seven layer cake? Thanks for the LOLs!

  • 5 months ago

    Absolutely not.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Yes, with enough money and resources it would be possible.

    But who would unless there is profit?

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