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Contemporary environmental paintings
Desertification - Fish - Pacific Salmon - Landscape by Mary Jane Jessen
  Desertification  (2008)
Subject: Fish - Pacific Salmon - Landscape
Dimensions (inches): 36 x 48 x 2.12
Medium: Collage, ink prints of sockeye bones and oil paint on canvas
Description: Desertification has been increasing for several decades as warmer temperatures draw moisture out of the soil, rainfall declines and human activity increases. The loss of arable land can lead to collapsing fisheries, crops and could displace thousands of people. Africa has been particularly affected by desertification, and their water problems are expected to get worse. Scientists have predicted that Africa could lose between 25 and 50 percent of their river water by 2100. The Fraser River basin and Thompson River are not immune to this problem since 60% of urban expansion occurs on Class 1 and II agricultural and forested lands. British Columbia's water supply could become jeopardized if populations continue to grow and climate change wreaks havoc on the glaciers and rivers.

Healey, Michael, ed. Seeking Sustainability in the Lower Fraser Basin: Issues and Choices. Vancouver: Institute for Research and the Environment, Westwater Research, 1999. p. 175.
Gore, Al. An Inconvenient Truth. New York, NY: Rodale, 2006. pp. 30, 37, 58
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