Desertification is a silent killer (video)
World-famous geographer and desert photographer Michael Martin with Elke Wallner produced this remarkable movie to draw the public’s attention to desertification, land degradation and water scarcity. The expressive pictures show the devastating impact of unsustainable land use and climate change. The results are multifaceted in socio-economic terms and range from extreme poverty and forced environmental migration to instability and crisis. It highlights the environmental impacts such as biodiversity and soil fertile loss and the need for action.