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Water Storage and Capture
What’s the Problem?
The devastating California drought of 2015 is “very likely” linked to climate change and is in line with projections for the region.
Southern Africa will become drier, while northern Africa will become more humid, if only in the short term.
At 3 ° C of warming, southern Africa would experience permanent drought; Botswana, for example, would shift from savanna to parched sand dunes by 2070.
“Super El Niño” effects could bring an end to the Indian monsoon rains, which provide critical rainfall for billions of people.
The Sahara desert would move north into Southern Europe.
Meanwhile, other regions of the world, including central and eastern Africa, will see excessive rainfall and flash flooding.
How Can Building Healthy Soil Help?
Carbon farming systems help to reduce runoff and infiltrate groundwater, making more available for use on-farm. Practices noted for this effect include managed grazing and agroforestry.
The increased organic matter content that characterizes carbon farming practices helps to improve the water-holding capacity of agricultural soils.
Ker Than via Stanford News –
Causes of California drought linked to climate change, Stanford scientists say
Challenges and opportunities for carbon sequestration in grassland systems: A technical report on grassland management and climate change mitigation
World Agroforestry Centre –
Treesilience: An assessment of the resilience provided by trees in the drylands of Eastern Africa
Abating Climate Change and Feeding the World Through Soil Carbon Sequestration
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