What is Desertification?

Desertification is what happens when you grocery shop on an empty stomach and come home with nothing but ice cream and baked goods. Just kidding, although that happens to me all of the time! Actually, desertification is the gradual wearing down of previously fertile land into useless dirt. A good example of desertification occurred in the United States during the Dust Bowl in the 1930s. Look here for more information: