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.
In the article "Extreme Weather Experienced Worldwide," Lester Brown is interviewed by Voice of America's Carolyn Pressutti. Brown says to watch for three key indicators -- the number of hungry people in the world, the price of grain and the number of failing states. Posted August 5, 2010.