Worker fights consequences of climate change


The sandy areas of the Oltenia region are known as Romania’s desert. Alexandru Dunoiu (80), honorary president of the forestry association in Marsani, could have retired long ago. But he keeps on fighting against the repercussions of communism and climate change. Until today.

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Dust-dry soil

Climate change and years of reckless agricultural policies put the soil in a precarious, parched state.

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Agricultural awakening

The plan: Plant trees! They add nutrients to the soil, stop wind and sand, and provide wood for heating.

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More heat

Due to global warming we will need to prepare for more periods of dry and hot weather, says Professor Maarten van Aalst of the University of Twente.

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