Google’s ‘Desire to Live in the Desert’ program is offering free trips to remote desert areas, including parts of Africa and Australia.
In the first half of this year, Google has set up a network of 100 free destinations in Africa and the Middle East, which will be spread out across 25 countries.
Google will give away free travel to 100 destinations around the world this year.
The first 100 destinations include parts of Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, Lebanon, Pakistan, Sudan, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates.
“This program is a big step forward in bringing people together around the globe to enjoy our shared shared shared natural resources,” said David Anderson, CEO of Google.
Desert environments are a hot topic, with climate change posing a threat to desert ecosystems worldwide.
More than 50 countries around the planet have committed to limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels, while more than one million people have been forced from their homes by drought.
On Wednesday, the UN’s World Meteorological Organisation said it would be raising the threshold for climate change to 3.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels by the end of the century.
It also said global warming is “the greatest threat to life on Earth” and that we have the ability to stop it.
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