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Thesis completed – What is the potential for reducing atmospheric CO2 levels through solar-desalinated irrigated vegetation of the Sahara and Arabian deserts?

I have finally completed my MSc thesis: What is the potential for reducing atmospheric CO2 levels through solar-desalinated irrigated vegetation of the Sahara and Arabian deserts? The purpose of this thesis was to estimate how much carbon could be sequestered annually in the Sahara and Arabian deserts if those deserts were irrigated with seawater that […]

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Population for a reforested Sahara

Population and land area The sahara is 9,000,000 square kilometres or 900,000,000 hectares. The population of the world is predicted to stabilize at 9,000,000,000 by 2050. If the entire world population moved to a transformed sahara the population density would be 10 people per hectare – or 0.1 hectares available per person – see CIA […]

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