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Scientists eye Med desertification at Crete meeting April 18, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Environment.

The island of Crete, in the southern Aegean, is among the regions most threatened with desertification, the transformation of arable or habitable land into desert, as climate changes and accompanying extreme weather phenomena, in combination with human intervention the area, and will continue to do so.

This observation was made by scientists from Greece, Italy, Spain, France and Portugal, meeting in Hania, Crete within the framework of a programme on implementation of joint actions to combat drought and desertification in the Mediterranean Basin.

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