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The Herald?[edit]

I was just popping in to fix a redirect, when I saw that this article is using a newspaper's interpretation of what the United Nations had supposedly stated on land degradation (section 4.1). That doesn't strike me as a very reliable source - if the UN had stated something, chances are you can find the document itself, and then cite from the horses mouth directly. Just thought I'd bring some attention to the issue. --\color{Blue}\mathcal{M}\color{Blue}\vec{( e\ ,}\color{Blue}t ) = ? 17:29, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

For a relatively simple claim like this one, it probably doesn't much matter. One could even argue that the UN would be a primary source for this, and that the Herald, a broadsheet established in 1783, is a very reliable secondary source and thus would have been expected to do their own fact-checking on this. (That'd be a weak argument, though, as their only statement is that the UN made the claim, so not much fact-checking would have been necessary.) --Demiurge1000 (talk) 21:14, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

Inclusion of weathering and mass movement processes[edit]

I have concerns about the following sections:

  • Exfoliation: That's a weathering process. There is no external agent involved.
  • Freezing & thawing: That's a weathering process. I've removed the second paragraph as it clearly references only the weathering process. The remaining one states that freezing and thawing is related to 'gravitational movement'. However,
  • Gravitational erosion: Mass movement is independent of erosion. That was stated clearly in source 21.

I suggest removing them. Kayau (talk · contribs) 14:54, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Frost weathering shows that freeze-thaw should be updated as it is wronga s in articel now. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 141.244.80.98 (talk) 08:16, 21 March 2013 (UTC)