The most frightening thing about Nayan is his uncanny ability to be both the calm and the aggressive in the same sentence.
He can be both and yet still be both at the same time.
Nayan, the author of the best-selling book ‘SLEEPING WITH THE DEVIL’, will be speaking at the conference ‘Shelter for Humanity in a Time of Crisis’ at the National Museum of Natural History in New Delhi on Tuesday, October 29.
He is a renowned researcher on the natural history of the Sahara Desert.
He has written extensively on the Sahara, which he has visited more than 70 times.
He recently spoke about the recent earthquake in the region.
Navan, an associate professor of geology at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, has been studying the Sahara for many years.
He and his colleagues have spent the past three decades documenting how the desert works, and how its geography is changing.
Nayan says he has been a passionate campaigner for the protection of the desert since he was a young child.
He says the Sahara is a unique place in the world.
“It’s one of the last places where there’s so much biodiversity and so many different kinds of plants and animals that we have to work very hard to protect,” Nayan said.
“And that’s why I started the Sahara Survival Project (SSP) to bring attention to this desert.”
“The Sahara is the last place on earth where you can be totally free of the influence of human beings.
And I think that’s a very dangerous place to be in,” Nahan said.
In the past 20 years, the Sahara has undergone a lot of environmental change.
The desert is now covered in a thick layer of sand, called tufa, that absorbs a lot more moisture and water than it used to, and the desert is drying up at an alarming rate.
“People are coming up from elsewhere in the globe, and they have no idea how bad things are,” Namin said.
He points out that there are more than 30 countries in Africa that are experiencing a desertification crisis.
The Sahara’s water resources are threatened by a lack of rainfall.
Namin says the desert has an abundance of water that is not easily accessible for people in the areas affected by drought.
“If we are going to make a difference, we have got to change the water cycle,” Naman said.
And it’s a problem that has been well documented in the last few decades.
In 2006, Naman started a research project called ‘Sustainability for the Sahara’ at University of Wisconsin, Madison.
He said it was inspired by the fact that there is a lot that we know about climate change, but that it’s not clear how we can help the world adapt to it.
He started by looking at the impacts of climate change on the desert, and he concluded that if the Sahara can be managed in a sustainable way, then the effects of climate disruption would be less severe.
Naman has also found that the Sahara’s ecosystems are very diverse.
“In order to protect it from the desertification of the area, we need to understand its biomes better,” Niman said.
He also said the desert needs to be protected from human activities.
Nahan’s project was funded by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), which has long advocated for the conservation of the world’s natural resources.
Naman has spent his life researching the Sahara and has worked for a variety of environmental groups.
His work has included monitoring water shortages in the Sahara.
“The desert is the world land of biodiversity,” Nama said.
Nama’s work has also focused on the effects that climate change is having on the world ecosystem.
Namas work has focused on how to make sure the Sahara remains resilient to the changing climate.
Naman says it is important to take a holistic approach to the desert and not only to the ecosystem.
He wants to understand how the environment works in the context of the natural world.
“We can’t just look at one ecosystem, and see it as one entity,” Napan said.
That is a simplistic view that doesn’t understand the complexities of ecosystems, Nama argued.
Namas project also includes research that is helping to identify the causes of desertification.
For example, he has worked with the US National Geographic Society to identify a variety “sinks” of desert and work on ways to mitigate their impact.
He says it will take a long time for us to understand the full scope of the problem.
“If you think of the deserts of Africa as one big ocean, it is very hard for us as scientists to understand it,” Neman said.