Saudi Arabia and Oil

Natural Struggles in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is a land made up of mostly desert. In 1995, only 0.1 percent of the place is forested.Its climate is dry and usually hot. During the summer, some places in Saudi Arabia reach 45 degrees celsius. Because of this, the production of water becomes scarce, despite of the government putting its effort to produce articifially processed fresh water. Being one of the world's leading source of petroleum, the country also suffers the risk of oil spills in the seas. On the Persian Gulf side of Saudi Arabia, sedimentation causes major ecological problems in coastal habitats.