Dear Valued Interested Persons,
In Mongolia last year Drought and other weather related factors associated with it claimed 700,000 head of Livestock – please find story here
The BBC documentary series Extreme World referenced this extensively in an episode titled Mongolia – additionally it went on to explore the impacts that ensued consequent to Mongolian pastoralists being forced into new lines of work consequent to Livestock loss – please find a 20 second clip from the episode here
Please note the full episode titled Extreme World Mongolia was not exclusively dedicated to Livestock loss.
Interesting however the award winning documentary series does state that some Mongolian Deserts have tripled in size in the last 40 years.
Apart from Antarctica, Australia is the driest continent on earth – approximately 35% of the continent receives so little rain, it is effectively desert.
In total, 70 per cent of the mainland receives less than 500 millimetres of rain annually, which classes it as arid, or semi-arid – source here
Please refer below to how Australia and Mongolia compare in terms of land mass:
Please find the Australian Climate and Water Outlook issued 12th September 2019 here