Reclaiming the Deserts

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Our deserts have been slowly expanding, consuming arable land and neighboring ecosystems. Can we push them back, or even turn them into lush oases and fertile farmland? We will investigate the available options, and consequences, with both modern technology and those which may emerge in the future.

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Credits:
Earth 2.0: Reclaiming the Deserts
Episode 159, Season 4 E45

Writers:
Isaac Arthur

Editors:
Alberto Imbrosciano
Daniel McNamara
Darius Said
Edward Nardella
Gregory Leal https://www.gregschool.org/
Jerry Guern
Keith Blockus
Matthew Campbell

Producer:
Isaac Arthur

Cover Artist:
Jakub Grygier https://www.artstation.com/jakub_grygier

Graphics Team:
Jarred Eagley
Jeremy Jozwik https://www.artstation.com/zeuxis_of_losdiajana
Ken York of YD Visual https://www.facebook.com/YDVisual/
Kris Holland (Mafic Studios) www.maficstudios.com
Sergio Botero https://www.artstation.com/sboterod?fref=gc

Narrator:
Isaac Arthur

Music Manager:
Luca DeRosa – [email protected]

Music:
Denny Schneidemesser, “Across the Universe” https://soundcloud.com/denny-schneidemesser
Aerium, “Drowned Holodecks” https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRnUJY3l5vIJFGsY3XvW4dQ
A.J. Prasad, “Dark Future” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA8-7qwaEPU
Kai Engel, “Endless Story About Sun and Moon” https://www.kai-engel.com/

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