GENI's mission is to conduct research and to educate world leaders and the public about the critical viability of the interconnection of electric power networks between nations and continents, with an emphasis on tapping abundant renewable energy resources.
US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Soil Survey Division, World Soil Resources
Orange and red show the areas where the risk of human induced desertification is higher. As it can be immediately seen, the most affected areas are along the equator line in Africa. Developing countries such as India and the Middle East and Eastern Europe are also thought to be affected.
This also goes together with natural deforestation and desertification.
Desertification and droughts are major causes of ecosystem losses and species mass migration or extinction.