New satellite survey reveals Africa’s deserts actually filled with BILLIONS of trees

A groundbreaking new study

A groundbreaking new study of high resolution satellite imagery using a deep-learning algorithm has found that, contrary to popular opinion, there are at least 1.8 billion trees in the Sahel and Sahara deserts.

A team of 24 scientists from across Europe, the US and Africa found that the so-called sub-humid zone is surprisingly filled with plant life, forcing a rethink of two of the world’s major deserts and even public policy on deforestation.

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