Study has shown that climate change could actually bring more rain to Australian deserts rather than less. Even though this will obviously be good for the Australian outback as it is very dry it will actually increase the chance of catastrophic weather events. A doctor from the university of New South Wales named Dr Markus has said that warmer atmospheres such as the Australian outback can hold more moisture, causing more rainfall.
In the Australian outback water would have to be one of the most precious resources and it should not be thrown away cheaply. Water in Australian deserts usually come from things such as artesian bores and wells. Even though you may think that water would be good to drink straight away it may be best to ask a town local if the waters good because the water can sometimes contain high levels of salt and minerals.
An Australian desert farm has been able to grow 17,000 metric tons of vegetables with only seawater and sun. What they grow most is tomato plants which they are able to bloom in the desert only using sunlight and seawater. there not using any soil, fossil fuels, groundwater or pesticides. This farm is called Sundrop Farm and is a 20 hectare farm which opened on the 6th of October.
From 2001 to 2016 the desert population has increased from 179,028 people to 189,430 people which is a 10,402 person increase. As a percentage this is a 5.8% increase from the previous number. This 10,402 person increase in desert Australia is actually half the total population increase. Even though desert Australia doesn't have to many people living there this 10,402 person growth is a positive sign.