Turning the tide in Africa’s 5000-year fight against desertification

17 June, 2019 | Oscar Lozada
Categories: Climate Change, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya

Did you know that the Sahara Desert used to be green? The vast expanse of dusty desert and blistering sand was, 9000 years ago, a lush green savannah. This period was known as the ‘Neolithic Subpluvial’, a time of mega-lakes surrounded by grasslands and wildebeest and early human settlements[1]. Then, about 5000 years ago, the… Read the full article >



Introducing myself

3 December, 2018 | Oscar Lozada
Categories: CO2Balance

Hi everyone, I’m Oscar, the new Carbon Projects Officer joining the CO2balance team here in sunny Taunton. I’m told this is a tradition, so allow me to introduce myself. I’ve always loved the natural world, so initially went down the path of science, studying for a Masters in Applied Ecology at Imperial College London. Yet… Read the full article >