Today we are going to talk about deserts. What do you think about them? Do you think you will survive living there? Do you want to visit any desert? Or do you prefer places wetter? Maybe you are thinking that deserts are wasted places, but let us show you how important are them.

The importance and benefits of the deserts:

  • They are biologically rich habitats that are home to a wide variety of flora and fauna adapted to extreme living conditions. The animals have adapted to stay cool and use less water.  And plants can withstand years without water.
  • Deserts fight climate change because they can absorb co2 from the atmosphere. Not at the level of forests on capacity, but they make up for it by being so extensive.
  • Due to the dryness of deserts, they are ideal places for the preservation of human artefacts and fossils.
  • Inside they keep from water tanks to oil deposits.
  • Deserts are not synonymous with barren lands. They also have a lot of biodiversity in them.

Curiosities about the deserts:

  • Some deserts are among the last areas of the planet totally wild and unexplored.
  • More than one million people (representing 1/6 part of the Earth's population) live in desert regions.
  • Deserts occupy more than a 1/5 of the planet's surface, and they can be found on every continent.
  • Any place that receives less than 25 centimetres of rainfall a year can be considered a desert.
  • Deserts fall into the classification of arid terrains.
  • There are dry and hot deserts, but there are also freezing ones. Temperatures can vary sharply throughout the day.
  • There are 4 main types of deserts: subtropical, semi-arid, coastal and polar.

What do you think now about the deserts? We bet your idea about them has changed after reading all this information. Maybe now you want to go to visit one or two deserts just for seeing them by yourself. But even if they are such enormous places, we need to take care of them, starting with each one of us. You all know that every action has a reaction, and to be sustainable in our daily lives helps these spots. So, what are you waiting for?