Did you know? China is planting a belt of trees to protect land from the expanding Gobi Desert. This Great Green Wall is projected to extend some 4,480 kilometers (2,800 miles), stretching from outer Beijing through Inner Mongolia (Nei Monggol). Unfortunately, recent pressures to expand food production appear to have slowed this tree planting initiative. For more information view the text and data in Chapter 8 of Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
Watch Lester Brown's presentation at the NYT Energy for Tomorrow Conference from April 11, 2012. His panel is the Opening Plenary. Other notable speakers include Thomas Friedman, Steven Cho, Daniel Yergin, and T. Boone Pickins.